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Career Change Image"How do I change my career?" is the most important lifestyle question any organizationally verse individual still working in a corporation can ask. If you have asked yourself this question lately, this webpage can be your key source for all things career-change related.

Here’s the bottom line: The best time to pursue your dream career is twenty years ago and today!

You don’t necessarily have to move on today, however. Indeed, it is wise not to jump straight into something immediately. But today is the day that you should start taking steps to discover your dream job.

"No wind favors he who has no destined port."
— Montaigne

 Beat Sunday Anxiety/Workplace Blues with a Major

Career Change to Your Dream Job

If you don’t like the typical workplace, why not make a major career change to a dream job that does not involve corporate life? This is even more important if you also hate your job.

Fact is, you can be free of the 9 to 5 rat race if this is what you really want. Imagine, not having to work for a nasty boss! Just as important, you can have your personal freedom.

Clearly, you can’t be genuinely prosperous unless you have true freedom. You will have attained true freedom in this world when you can get up in the morning when you want to get up; go to sleep when you want to go to sleep; and in the interval, work and play at the things you want to work and play at — all at your own pace.

The great news is that not having a real job — and creating your own unreal job instead — allows you the opportunity to attain this high degree of freedom. The freedom that I have attained by not having a real job offers a myriad of benefits, including a relatively stress-free lifestyle. It hasn't always been this way, however.

I can still vividly recall the workplace blues that I endured early in the evening every Sunday while I was an engineer so many years ago. I felt extremely stressed because of the thought that I had to go back to work on Monday morning. The anxiety started building up around noon on Sunday. This anxiety interfered with my totally enjoying anything — regardless of how special it was — for the rest of the day.

Twenty-five years after I was fired from my job as an engineer, I was not terribly surprised by an article in The Washington Post that indicated millions of workers suffer from the Sunday anxiety/workplace blues as I did so many years ago. I was a bit surprised, however, by the headline: "Dread of Sunday Night Even Afflicts People Who Like Their Work."

The fact that even people who love their work start feeling anxious when Sunday afternoon or evening rolls around indicates that corporate life is not good for one's health. This is just one reason that so many of us are organizationally averse and will do anything to escape corporate life.

I would suggest that you do the same. Make the great escape from corporate life as soon as you can. When Sunday evening rolls around, you won't be stressing out about waking up early Monday morning to make the stress-filled commute to work at a stress-filled job in a stress-filled organization.

Instead, you'll relax and enjoy your evening all the more. You may even have a party every Sunday — to celebrate the major career change that you made to your dream job outside corporate life.

Quit Your Real Job Even If You Are Broke!

        and Still End Up Making More Money Than Most Doctors

The Unconventional Career Book That

Will Inspire Your Career Change

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Indeed, I retired when I was broke and now make a great income. You can do it too — once you learn and start following the proven success principles in Career Success Without a Real Job. These are the principles that I follow so that I only work when I want to — and still make more money than 90 percent of corporate workers and most doctors.

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"An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence."
— Honoré de Balzac  

 Career Change Resources That Compliment


Career change can be mind boggling and stressful, particularly if you have been in your current career for a long time. You require tools, resources, and methods to help you find your dream job and achieve real career change.

Unlike generations that have gone before us, many people today — particularly baby boomers — want their work to be meaningful. Perhaps you are one of those baby boomers having a midlife career-change crisis and want a dramatic career change. If you are good at planning your way, but need some added inspiration, then my unconventional career book Career Success Without a Real Job will give you the motivation to leave corporate life.


But I admit that you will need more than the valuable inspiration and information in the book. The other resources featured here at The Real Career Success Resource Center will empower you to find your unreal job or unconventional business that you would like to pursue in order that you can escape corporate life for good.

If you have already read Career Success Without a Real Job, I should remind you of the career-change resources that are highly recommended in the book:

Career-Change Resource #1:

The Art of Quitting (Barron’s Educational Series, 2004) by Evan Harris

Career-Change Resource #2:

Mindfulness (Addison Wesley, 1990) by Ellen Langer

Career-Change Resource #3:

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Fireside, 1998) by Nicholas Lore

Career-Change Resource #4:

The Art of Effortless Living (Perigee Trade, 2002) by Ingrid Bacci

Career-Change Resource #5:

Do What You Are (Little Brown & Company, 2001) by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger.

Career-Change Resource #6:

The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People (Ten Speed Press, 1999) by Carol Eikleberry

Career-Change Resource #7:

Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love (Bantam, 1993) by Barbara Winter

Career-Change Resource #8:

The Millionaire Mind (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001) by Thomas J. Stanley

Career-Change Resource #9:

Working Solo: The Real Guide to Freedom & Financial Success with Your Own Business (Wiley, 1998) by Terri

Career-Change Resource #10:

Nothing Down for the 2000s (Free Press, 2004) by Robert Allen

Career-Change Resource #11:

What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up: Starting the Next Chapter of Your Life (Little Brown & Company, 2001) by Dorothy Cantor

Career-Change Resource #12:

Blood, Brains and Beer (Atheneum Publishers, 1978) by David Ogilvy

Career-Change Resource #13:

Super Affiliate Handbook (Webvista Inc., 2005) by Rosalind Gardner

Career-Change Resource #14:

Thinkertoys (Ten Speed Press, 1991) by Michael Michalko

Career-Change Resource #15:

Cracking Creativity (Ten Speed, 2001) by Michael Michalko

Career-Change Resource #16:

The Artist’s Way (Tarcher, 2002) by Julia Cameron


Career-Change Resource #17:

The Hypomanic Edge (Simon & Schuster, 2005) by John Gartner

Career-Change Resource #18:

The One Minute Millionaire (Harmony, 2002) by Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen


Career-Change Resource #19:

Multiple Streams of Income: How to Generate a Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth (Wiley, 2004) by Robert G. Allen

Career-Change Resource #20:

The 80/20 Principle (Doubleday, 1998) by Richard Koch

Career-Change Resource #21:

Art Marketing 101 (ArtNetwork Press, 2004) by Constance Smith

Career-Change Resource #22:

Stop Working, Here’s How You Can! (Foster Underhill Financial Press, 2004) by Derek Foster

Career-Change Resource #23:

The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches (F. P. Publishing Co., 1973) by Joe Karbo

Career-Change Resource #24:

Your Money or Your Life (Penguin Books, 1999) by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

Career-Change Resource #25:

The Millionaire Next Door (Pocket Books, 1998) by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

Career-Change Resource #26:

The Wealthy Barber (Stoddart Publishing, 2002) by David Chilton

Career-Change Resource #27:

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (Collins, 2005) by Harv Eker

Career-Change Resource #28:

Living the 80/20 Way (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2005) by Richard Koch


Career-Change Resource #29:

Who's That Sitting at My Desk?: Workship, Friendship, or Foe? (Hannacroix Creek Books, 2004) by Jan Yager

Career-Change Resource #30:

Creative Work: Karma Yoga (Academy Books, 1973) by Edmond Bordeaux Székely

Career-Change Resource #31:

Winning Through Enlightenment (Context Publications, 1979) by Ron Smotherman

Career-Change Resource #32:

The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked (Ten Speed Press, 2003) by Ernie J. Zelinski - Over 225,000 Copies Sold


Image #3 for Career Change Webpage - Cover of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and FreeCareer-Change Resource #33:

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Retirement Advice That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor

(VIP BOOKS, 2009) by Ernie J. Zelinski

Over 110,000 Copies Sold

Published in 8 Languages


No doubt all of the above career-change resources will take a long time to read. If you don't have the time, be selective and then ensure that you apply the important success principles that each book emphasizes.

Of course, you should not take all career and personal development advice as gospel. You do not need to take the techniques to extremes nor do you have to do everything suggested. Advice reflects one particular person’s truth and view of the world.

Take whatever useful ideas you need from career and personal development material. Every book should have at least one important tool, strategy, or insight. Take what appeals to you and discard what doesn’t work for you. This applies to Career Success Without a Real Job as well.

In short, career change can be one of the most difficult and stressful events in life, but it can also be an exciting opportunity to pursue one's dreams and ambitions.


The Career Book That Will Inspire You

to Leave Corporate Life for Good

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Make That Career Change Before You Become Brain Dead!

"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore"
— Unknown wise person

It’s never too late — or too early, for that matter — to make a career change, to be what you might have been. While no dream job is perfect, there should be one that suits you much better than the conventional job you presently have — particularly if it doesn’t inspire you just thinking about it.

Perhaps you have a hard time getting out of bed the days that you have to go to work. The first step in getting out of any hole is to stop digging — and start thinking. If you are not inspired by your job, if you are not learning something new and exciting every day, you must escape the corporate world before you become brain dead!

The least amount of silver lining in the cloud is the fact that millions of people are experiencing what you are. Indeed, there are many so-called successful people — engineers, lawyers, executives, and even doctors — in this sad and bleak situation who would like a more joyful career. Estimates vary, but some career experts say that up to 90 percent of educated Americans don’t like what they do for a living.

Suffice it to say that if you have given up most of your personal freedom and work strictly for money, you are, in fact, a wage slave. Money will never be sufficient compensation for years of your time and energy dedicated to work you love to hate, not to mention the freedom you must give up to work in a corporation.

Given that slaves are seldom, if ever, happy and fulfilled, the dark side of being a wage slave is that you will be unhappy and unfulfilled for at least the number of hours that you work each day. Perhaps you aren't ready to say goodbye to your job and start working on creative projects in a dream career.

Weird, no? Perverse as it may seem, some workers don't want to give up the same things that individuals who work at their dream job or operate their own profitable micro-business find distasteful. Here are some of them:

Aspects of Corporate Life That Some People Don’t Want to Give Up

  • Low expectations for their accomplishments and productivity both from their supervisors and themselves
  • Repetitive work
  • Feeling like a martyr because they work more hours than most people do even though they have never produced anything creative or extraordinary
  • Opportunity to brag to their friends how much they work and how much the company depends on them — even though this is far from the truth
  • Annoying bosses and co-workers that they can complain about to their friends outside the workplace
  • Work acquaintances that they have fooled themselves into believing are real friends
  • Two or three weeks of imposed vacation schedules
  • Regular, but limited paychecks

Clearly, these aspects of corporate life will not lead to a fulfilling dream career. Unless you work at something that is enjoyable, it can't lead to the best possible results for you — physically, emotionally, or financially. In the future, even if you do acquire a great deal of money, you will never be able to purchase enough pleasure and enjoyment that you missed by not enjoying your work.

If you want to be able to look back on your life and feel good that you lived it to the fullest, you will want to have worked at something that was exciting and satisfying. There are many career change resources on the market, including books, seminars, and career coaches, which can help you create your dream job.

By creating your own dream job, you don't have to accept the low standards — such as money, material possessions, or status — by which many people rate whether they are a success in life. Surely, you have the ability and the creative talent to transcend these standards and work at what is important to you.

The ideal is to have a dream job take up a good portion of your life instead of having your corporate job devour a good portion of your dream — along with your soul. By making that important career change, you can experience so much satisfaction that you actually look forward to getting out of bed in the morning — particularly on the days that you have to go to work!


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More Career-Change Resources for

the Workplace Averse Coming Soon

Also, Coming Soon — The Following Articles on Career Change

  • Find Your Dream Career — Creative Career Change in 4 Basic Steps
  • Stop Dreaming about Career Change — Start Choosing Your Dream Career
  • How to Safely and Quickly Change Careers
  • Top Ten Reasons to Quit Your Job and Make a Career Change
  • Top Ten Signs That You Are Too Smart to Have a Corporate Job and Should Make a Career Change
  • Career Change Principle #7 — Work for the Best Boss in the World!