In a prior article I discussed how you can change how you feel about your job, please take time to read them if you haven’t already (copy and paste the links into a new browser so you can retain THIS article).



In this article I’m going to cover the very first thing that needs to happen if you DO decide to move to another job, company or career – and especially if you want to start your own business.


Whether you want to change your job or change the company you work for, or even start your own business there’s ONE thing you absolutely must do - Change your Mindset.

Most people think their qualifications or skills or network are the most important factors in creating the career of their dreams, WRONG! It’s your Mindset that determines the results you get in life. Your Mindset is made up of your beliefs, past experiences and associations you have about those experiences – good or bad!

You may not even realise how your Mindset has sabotaged you in the past or how it might continue to do so in the future. A great indicator of your Mindset is your life. If your life reflects all of your hopes and dreams and you are fulfilled and content, then I bet you have a great Mindset. If however, you look at your life and see areas that need definite improvement, then a shift in your Mindset is what’s required.

The good thing is the present state of your life is a result of who you ‘were‘ not who you ‘are‘ or who you ‘can be‘.

*How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time*

In my book ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time’, I provide a simple guide for each day of the year that helps to shift your Mindset and improve any area of your life whether that’s your job, your relationships, your health, your achievements or anything else.

It’s a collection of all the learnings I’ve received over the last 20+ years on my journey of self improvement (which is ongoing) – many of which led me 10 years ago to get out of the rat race, start my own company, become a successful artist, a property investor and an author amongst other things.

If I can continually create the lifestyle I desire by changing my Mindset – YOU can too!

WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? (Skills & Opportunities)

One of the exercises from that book I suggest trying right now is – write an opportunities list. Get a pad or blank sheet of paper and over the next week write down every skill you have, literally every skill. Then turn those skills into possible opportunities (see below for examples). Don’t worry if you’re not an expert at something, and remember to consider ALL of the things you have some skill at – you don’t have to think about doing that thing as a full-time job. So include them even if you think you’d never want to earn money at it – just for the moment.

It will take at least a week to exhaust all of your skills/opportunities – talk with family members and close friends – they will be a mine of useful suggestions. You should aim to have at least 30 items on your list.

Consider things like:
Your present job – you could be happier doing this in another company

Spin-offs of your present job – you could do another aspect job of your job in another company

Able to cook – you could work in a restaurant or cafe

An interest in writing – you could write articles for magazines or information books

Coaching kids sports – you could offer one-to-one tuition, or create and sell tutorial videos online

Clean driving license – you could drive a taxi, courier van, limo etc.

Work in volunteer group – you could work for a charity

Love to paint – you could sell art to galleries or art shops

Good at DIY – you could become a handyman/woman

Very organised – you could become a PA

The list is waaaay bigger than you will first imagine. As it grows, so will your excitement and confidence that you can get away from the job you’re in. This in turn will shift your Mindset about the possibilities in front of you.

If you want to read about ‘How To Change Jobs’ parts 2 & 3 then grab a copy of my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” where I explain what to do with that list of opportunities (See author bio below for details).

And if you're ready to change your Mindset, this might help:

Author's Bio: 

Stuart Young is the author of “How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time” which has 36 Gold Star reviews on Amazon and counting. A lifelong interest in all things psychology led him 10 years ago to have an epiphany which rapidly and radically changed his life - for the better. His latest eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” takes the reader through the process that he himself used to quit his job and lead a lifestyle that most employed workers would envy.

eBook available for FREE here...