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How to Switch Your Career Like Ludacris.

Many times  in our career life cycle, we question our choice of  job and this could be caused by so many things; from unresolved issues with co-workers, policy changes, new interests, increased demands for fund -the list is unending. When it’s time to make a career change, a lot of us hesitate because like every kind of hunting, job hunting isn’t always exciting, you are more interested in the catch than in the chase. So we stumble ahead doing something we don’t enjoy because fear gets in the way and prevents us from making a decision we know is right. How do you get over the fear of making such a big change?

Ludacris (Christopher Bridges) has been on a slow and steady rise to fame since his first internship at Atlanta radio station HOT 107.9. The Grammy-winning MC has one of the most distinctive and wittiest voices in hip-hop, and has collaborated with Kanye West, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Usher. He’s defied doubters with head-turning acting roles in Hustle & Flow, Crash (for which he won a SAG Award), 2 Fast 2 Furious and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. It started with the music, but doesn’t end there for this mogul-in-the-making. From his Conjure cognac to his youth foundation, Ludacris stays making moves.

Address your concerns
You don’t want to be in a position where you detest your ‘8-5’ as it is the formula an unhappy life. As we all know; unless you work with your spouse, you spend more time at work than you spend with family so why let fear get in the way? Ask yourself what the worst possible outcome would be and deal with it.

Back to the Basics
My guess is that if you have been on the job for a while your CV is dusty, so its time to pick up where you left off and update your CV. Stats show that your CV gets viewed for 30 seconds or less so to survive the 30-second glance you may need professional help.

Reposition yourself
Most times people change jobs only to realise the move changed their views about their job and even prompted them to consider another career path. You’re probably thinking that it’s crazy to leave medicine after training for years and ending up sewing clothes. But for that, all you need is a sewing machine for beginners and some will-power.

Just Do it
Don’t spend forever analysing your odds, go ahead, make the switch, life is too short to spend your time doing what you don’t love unless you want to use it as a launching pad to what you love.

Written by Kelechi Ekeghe.

Nathan Jeffery
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