By Keisha “TK” Dutes and Sylvie Douglis for National Public Radio, Life Kit
October 6, 2020
“Most people spend a third of their lives — or 90,000 hours — at work.
When all those hours include stress due to wage gaps, societal pressures, commuting (or endless Zoom calls), it can be a lot. And if it feels like you should be doing something more with your life, you probably should.
Cue the BIG career change! (Pretend you hear trumpets as you read this.)
After many years as a healthcare professional, I switched careers and became a podcast producer and host. And what’s wild, now that I’ve done it once? I anticipate another big career switch down the road in my lifetime.
But it doesn’t start off so easy. It takes an immense mindset shift, planning, and decision making that will affect you and the people around you.
I’ve gathered some of the tools that helped me over the years, and invited my friend and feminist career strategist Cynthia Pong to unpack these tips too.”