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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