A risky career change that paid off

Have you ever wondered if you’re in the wrong career?

So did Anne (more on her later).

Perhaps there was a time when you loved your job, but now you’re starting to question whether it’s still aligned with who you are and what you want.

Although you might daydream about a change, chances are that those visions of bliss are often interrupted by more cautious thoughts like:

  • I should be grateful for what I have.
  • It would be too difficult to change at this point in my life.
  • So many people depend on me. What would they think or say if I walked away from them?
  • I worked so hard to get where I am. I’d be crazy to throw it all away.
  • What if I fail? What if it doesn’t work out?
  • It’s selfish to take the risk. My family depends on my income and the lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to.

It’s a big decision. And the longer you’ve been in a given career or job, the more difficult it is to walk away.

But if you do, and everything in your life shifts for the better, you wish you would have taken action sooner!

That’s what happened for Anne Hydorn, my guest on today’s Hustle & Flow podcast.

Anne had a lucrative career in employee benefits and had worked her way up to partner in a well-respected mid-size San Francisco law firm. It made no sense to leave, but she kept feeling pulled in a different direction.

After years of dreaming, Anne finally took the leap and started her own business focused on serving seniors and their families.

Her one regret?

Not following her heart sooner.

If you love a feel-good story, could use some inspiration, or want to know how other successful professionals navigate big career changes, you’re going to love this interview.

Listen to the episode now.

Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

0 comments to " A risky career change that paid off "
Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Site Credits

Branding: GifDesignStudios.com.

Copywriting:  Terri Trespicio, Jill Pond & Nikki Groom

Photographs:  The Photographix  & Jessica Sunshine Photography.