"You are not stuck where you are, unless you decide to be." - Dr Wayne DyerYou're considering changing careers...but not sure where to begin? You're not alone. The average person changes jobs an average of 12 times. Sometimes being "stuck in a good place" is the worst place to be. If you're considering a career change, it's important to plan thoughtfully so you make the right kind of change. Our 3-step process helps determine if making a change is prudent and gets you prepared. 1. Goals Alignment Why are you exploring a career change? It could be practical. It may be idealistic. Understanding the reasons why allows you to make the right decisions moving forward. What are your reasons? More income? Job dissatisfaction?More opportunity for advancement? Better work-life balance?Better alignment with gifts and values? Entrepreneurial desire 2. Resource Assessment Take a hard look at your finances to assess the impact of making a career change--both short and long term. We run a cash flow analysis and long-term forecast, answering: What's my trajectory if I stay on my current track? What's my trajectory if I change careers? Best case? Worst case? What am I willing to sacrifice to have a fulfilling career? What am I NOT willing to sacrifice?What assets are at my disposal? Is it wise to use the equity in my house or my retirement funds? Is it too late to make a career change? What are the "what-if's" that can derail my plan? 3. Benefits Analysis Also consider other benefits that don't show up on your balance sheet: What's the impact of losing my current employer benefits?Do I have certain benefits with my current employer that I must keep? What benefits do I need with this career change?What benefits will I have?Are there alternatives to the benefits I may be losing? Does changing careers change our insurance needs? How do I handle debt payoff during this time?