If you hate your job, but you don't know what to do with your life, you're not alone!
I know exactly how you feel, because I’ve been there too.
Over and over again.
But life’s too short to continue feeling this way. It’s time to change your life.
I spent 13 years as an IT business consultant and tried many other things along the way. In the depths of misery, I wrote the first incarnation of this book in 2008. I was desperate to understand what was wrong. I wanted to love my work or find something more fulfilling, but I didn't know how to start.
In 2011, I left my job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. I write fiction and non-fiction, speak professionally and sell multimedia courses teaching authors about online business. I love what I do every day! So I wanted to rewrite and re-release this book with updated material in order to share some of what I have learned along the way.
I was desperately unhappy in my job and I know many of you are too. I share a lot of my personal story with you in this book, so I hope it helps.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: I hate my job
1) Identifying the problem
2) The results of an unhappy workplace- stress, depression and weight gain
Part 2: How to improve your current situation
3) Develop yourself
4) Coping with stress at work
5) Being valued and appreciated
6) Escaping the trap
7) Making money … and keeping hold of it
8) Being creative
9) Escape is sometimes necessary
Part 3: How to change your career
10) What do you really want to do?
11) Entrepreneurship or working for yourself
12) The Career Change Process
13) Setting and achieving your goals
14) Your Challenge … Your Future
* Case Study Micro-Entrepreneur: How I run my business, The Creative Penn Limited
* Interview with Joanna Penn on how to change careers
* From affirmation to reality: the author's story
* The Smart Person's Guide to Quitting the Day Job
Packed with strategies, tips and personal stories that will help you find the work you love.
“This book is excellent for anyone who is looking to transition into a more rewarding and fulfilling career, or anyone who is presently looking to supplement their existing vocation. Penn has mastered the art of infectious motivation. I can personally relate to much of what she wrote, being a hopeful author-entrepreneur one day myself.” – Charles McGarry
“Joanna Penn, thank you! This book & your work has started me on a journey that is altering the trajectory of my life for the better. The author shares her personal journey in her career change that I was able to relate to… It's as though the universe sent me this book when I needed it the most. Highly recommend it. I like that it covers practical tips & advice I used immediately but it also shifted my mindset around how I viewed specific things in my life.” – Mary Maz C
“This book is really amazing. I was so overwhelmed by my current situation and Joanna gave me so many ways to change it with this book. It's really helpful! I completely recommend it!” – Sergio Emmanuel