Is Stress Signal Time for Career Change? Is your work wearing you down, which makes you sick or draws you into nuts? Do you have golden handcuffs with a high stress tag attached? Do you want the courage to make a change for more pleasure and less stress?
For inspiration, next time you're in Vermont, you might want to look for the guys I met today, David Stember.
Stember's career change for more personal peace and less stress
Just over five years ago, Stember was just as you, bound by counseling but knowing deeply about it. He changed. He had only peacefully, by mutual agreement and caring, completed a 24-year marriage. He concluded a final business deal and went to Los Angeles for the Northeast in Vermont for a long time.
After a year's survey and consideration, he bought the Craftsbury General Store. "As soon as I walked in, I knew it was," says Stember.
Many challenges and great growth later says Stember: "From great pleasure, it has been great!" He is obviously relaxed and alone, despite the struggle of owning and growing a 150-year-old store in 1200 souls.
Prizes heavier than loadmasters
By the beginning of the year emphasis is placed on book balances – steadily increasing sales still a challenge for the need for expansion and repairs – highly equally positive to society. "I'm so involved and it's so much experience," he says.
Stember says: "I tell everyone from directors to customers that we are loving all the people who walk in the door." My feeling is that Stemper means this from the bottom of the heart. He radiates interest for both the store and his new community, and has shown a town meeting and a long-standing local focus on the sustainable economy right alongside small town events.
Joy of Community
Since Stember bought the Craftsbury General Store, it has enjoyed a good revival as a center, and will be a suggestion and even a happy meeting place, offering everything from basic hardware and Vermont – made products for wine, organic produce and a delicious selection of deli and home-cooked dishes.
Stember has enjoyed more social support, as it offers shares in publicly owned shares. "It's amazing how everyone answered," he says.
The hall opened and closed a lot of times during my short visit, with a warm greeting from people who have clearly known each other for a long time. I was walking with one woman who forgot how she no longer had to run in collaboration with a distant community to produce her and how the pears are extra good and cheaper than in a larger store a few miles away.
It is no wonder that Stember's eyes glow with peace of mind and his mouth will often be a joke.
What can you learn from Steds experience?
1. Make healthy career choices. If workplaces are creating low energy, illness or continuing mental and emotional stress, keep your need for healthier working methods. Quite literally, if we want to continue and enjoy life, most of us had better find ways to reduce our work.
2. Beware of internal wisdom. If you have internal motivation that it's time to change, listen to your heart.
3. Consider and consult with your loved ones. Think about what you really want to do from a heart-center perspective and what you're willing to sacrifice at the level of content. Thoroughly discuss your dreams with your family and hopefully get the deal.
4. Make a plan for the next step. If you can afford it, give a little "recovery time" before you go to the next career.
5. Be realistic. Prepare for emotional and financial challenges of new career or business. You will not be completely stress free, but your new work should contain exciting, stressful challenges as you meet your desires.
6. Go for your dream! Whether it's for social business like in Stember, going back to school to learn new skills or just change employers, take the steps that will help you live on your own with greater satisfaction and satisfaction and hence leading much less stress.
Preventing your intellectual dreams is a solution-based way to succeed with stress management!