Is changing industries the end of the world?

Happy New Year!!! As we dive into the new year and new decade, I thought it fitting to share some notes I had after watching some YouTube videos on making changes in work and career some time back. This is a time that some of us consider making big changes in our lives. Here are the videos my notes came from:

I started my career as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry in 2008 and spent seven years building equipment for subsea oil extraction. And then I needed a change and did a full pivot to another industry.

I was still moving things, but instead of fluid, I was concepting machines to move products…from boxes of cereal to large truck tires. But it took me a while to feel like I was in the right place or that I was capable of doing great work.

The three videos above were a result of one of those days of doubt when I wasn’t sure that I had made the right choice, and they had quite a bit of wisdom to offer that helped me see that I was in the right place.

Here’s what I learned.

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