Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter

Are you unhappy with your career? Do you go home each day, feeling drained and like your life has become a broken record? Is something just not clicking with your job or your professional goals?

Maybe it’s time to make a change.

I have made many changes to my personal and professional life over the last several years and I’ve just made another big change. But first, let me give you some background. Continue reading “Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter”

They were normal people—like you and me…

One of the things I really enjoy doing when I am not sailing is watching one of my favorite YouTube channels—Sailing SV Delos. Watching from the beginning, as these two Americans documented their sailing journey around the world, I have always taken notice of the challenges they face and the positivity they maintain as they tackle those challenges. It helps me to get excited about my next sailing adventure.

Now, you may wonder what a YouTube sailing channel has to do with Prepare to Tack and changing your career. YouTube, per say doesn’t have anything to do with it, but the people and their story actually have quite a bit to do with many of the things I share with you on how to create a career you’re passionate about. Continue reading “They were normal people—like you and me…”

Exciting Changes in 4 Days!

We’ve got some SUPER exciting changes coming in 4 days—Wednesday Feb. 15! I’m really stoked because this is going to be a MASSIVE game changer for Prepare to Tack!

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How to Take Action and Discover Your Passion

 

Are you longing for a life filled with passion, a meaningful career that works with the lifestyle you want for yourself? What’s holding you back from taking action and making it happen in this new year?

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5 Things to Do Now for a Successful Career in 2017

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln

You could say in one way that this quote promotes procrastination, or you can say that it encourages preparation for success. I believe that President Lincoln’s intention was to encourage preparation—the right kind of preparation. The best tool to chop down a tree is a sharp axe. If you try to chop a tree down with a dull axe, you will spend a lot of exhaustive time and energy on something that will take much longer than if you had spent time sharpening the axe. With a sharp axe, you are prepared and can chop that tree down in no time!

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The Time for Your Career is NOW

“Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
-Mark Twain

Have you ever known someone who always talks about doing something different but just never seems to go for it? Maybe the person talks about wanting to move somewhere else and get out from under a mortgage, but he never makes a move to put his house on the market or look at other opportunities. Perhaps the person complains about his job and wishes that he could do something more meaningful, but never takes the steps towards looking for another position. Maybe the person is you.

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The Importance of Passion for Your Career

What do you see when you look at your background and experience? What kind of career can you envision yourself having with your existing skills?

It’s important that you really think outside of the box if you want to be sure to select the best career path for yourself.

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Why Focus on Your Existing Skills?

Have you ever been so excited about something that you jumped into it with little to no thought or planning?

Maybe it was an unplanned road trip or vacation. Perhaps it was the hasty purchase of a new couch.

Hopefully, it wasn’t a rushed, unplanned decision to leave your job and sell everything you own. Three years ago, I did just that. I let myself get carried away with the possibilities and rather than stopping to think things through, I jumped in head first without a clue as to what I was doing.

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What are you looking for?


As I sit here, in between boat projects, I realize that my career is not “normal” in any conventional sense. How many people can say that they have a career they love, which offers them the freedom to work from anywhere in the world—even from a sailboat dry-docked in a boatyard in France?

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Prepare to Tack!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about making a change in your career. Whether it’s time to move on to another position, a new industry, or you’ve just been laid off, Prepare to Tack is here to help guide you through the steps to finding your ideal career.

This blog isn’t about finding a job. Anyone can find a job. What many people struggle with is finding a career.

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