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This community is dedicated to the difficult challenges of transitioning from one career or job to a new career in a different field. Especially as we grow older, it can be very difficult to acquire the skills and relationships and take the financial risk to make the transition to another career.

A worker may devote 10-20 years of his/her life to one career and then switch to a related career or an entirely new one. As life-expectancy increases, as retirement benefits decrease, and as educational opportunities expand - workers may increasingly find themselves forced to fulfill the goals of one career and then adopt another. Some view this as an opportunity to expand meaning and purpose into later life, while others see this trend as an unfortunate economic and social reality.

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Maintaining a family and a career is no easy task. Over time employers have begun to catch on to the fact that if they want to keep their employees happy, and keep them at all, they need to offer flexible work conditions that respect family priorities. Many workplaces have begun to do this and, as the pendulum starts to swing, there are some that ... Read More »
Whether you are a student, business executive or homemaker, there is a well accepted (and extensively researched) principle that can help you achieve your goals more effortlessly. The Pareto principle is named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, who made observations back in 1906, that 20% of any group, activity or effort results in an ... Read More »
The tradition of making resolutions, starting on the first day of the year, goes as far back as 153 B.C. The calendar at that time displayed the face of Janus, a mythical king of early Rome. The month of January was named after him. He was illustrated as having two faces; one to look at past events, and another face to look forward at the ... Read More »

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