Professional Transitions

You may have read one of my previous articles on career transition that describes how to create complementary careers for yourself. This article will introduce you to three people I call Fearless Flyers because they have made the leap of faith that many of us would ever consider just. Fearless Flyer # 1 worked for a major manufacturer of gym equipment. In fact, he was regional sales manager for them, goes very well with sales, I might add. During his visit to several gyms observed people using the facilities. He realized that people were inside the building working on their health instead of being out and get additional benefits for their well outdoors as it had to offer. I wanted to be in nature.

She believed that others, too. He left his sales management position to start your own business. He invited people to come into the natural settings in their own backyards so to speak, kayaking, hiking, amiable, and tai chi. He added natural products like unbleached cotton underwear and socks. Today, she has a website at street fairs, and buyers of their products and vision.

Fearless Flyer # 2 is a registered nurse. She was one of more than twenty years. After some traumatic experiences, he began painting to help get through them. She was so enthusiastic that decided to undertake a major in art. Recently, she applied to a local university for a degree in art and has reduced its hours a week as a nurse. His works have been in some art exhibitions and she has accepted the position of the advisory board for an organization benefiting healthcare professionals who use the arts for maintaining the health of themselves and others. Fearless Flyer # 3 worked as an engineer for several large companies in the United States. a l always wanted to live near water, boating, fishing and diving. Two years ago, decided to get his license Captain so that he could make cards. He also began writing a fishing report for a local online newsletter. A year ago, added that working for a towing and salvage company in the area the weekend of time. Four months ago, he retired from his position as an engineer and took on its own territory with the towing and salvage company. It has reduced its cards, but has quite a following of his fishing report. These are just some of the people I know who have done or are in the process of career transition. Think how many more are out there. You can be a Fearless wheel, too. You only need one idea, a little creativity and a little courage. Copyright 2005 Kathy Iwanowski. All rights reserved. Kathy Iwanowski, a cancer nurse and former manager, creates art, speaks and writes about the creative life and work. His articles, editorials and commentaries on art, business, creativity, and nursing subjects have been published in newsletters, magazines and books in the United States.