40% is a huge number. Kind of crazy to think but makes sense.
I am sure you can list off the reasons that were given.
Heard it on a real estate podcast the wife had on this morning, thought it was interesting since that’s essentially why I am here and probably why most of us are here.
I started this journey almost 6 months ago and I am still overwhelmed but never had a “why” really. After hearing this conversation between 3 real estate agents on today’s market it got me questioning why I want to change careers.
Thought I would share and ask why do you want to change careers?
Sometimes it’s going to be a chore. But I think that you need to, at a root level, also have a love of it.
I loooooved being a jazz musician. It was awesome. But even with that, there were times when things were a drudge.
I just get nervous when I hear people (not you) saying, “I want to be a computer programmer because I heard it is easy to learn and it makes a lot of money. I actually hate it, but I want a good job.” That person is going to burn out and hate their life. And probably not be very successful.
I am not a programmer, or am I even close but I sympathize with this and having a music discipline, I know I am preaching to the choir here. There is just a lot of time and effort involved and there is really no getting around it, and I am learning it is similar with learning all these new languages and what they are used for.
Well it looks like we have a thread of musicians here.
We should start a band.
Exactly one year ago today, I started learning how to code.
I initially wanted to learn because I had some ideas of music websites I wanted to create.
But as I started learning more, I feel in love with it.
I enjoyed my time as a musician but I was ready for a change.
For me, I really enjoy thinking of problems I can solve with code.
And I also like challenging myself and working through problems.
It is overwhelming to learn all of this stuff.
The more I learn, the more I realize there is still so much to learn
Just take it one day at a time and realize that everyone gets overwhelmed at times.
I made a career change to software development several years ago. Besides having crappy pay and benefits, my previous jobs just didn’t challenge me intellectually as much as I needed. I was bored out of my mind. Also, I had to deal with people. The portability of the career was also a significant factor because at the time my spouse was in the military and I knew that I would have to relocate every 3 years.
Coding challenges me and I’m good at it. And it pays really well.