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Thanks for stopping by my blog. My name is Adam Rico and I help early and mid-career corporate professionals discover their passion, create a plan, and transition into work they love.

If you feel stuck and frustrated in your career and you know you want to do something else (you just don't know what that is exactly) then you've come to the right place. You'll learn how to find work you enjoy, work you're passionate about, and work that's profitable! To stay connected just sign up below to get my posts in your email. 
 
 
 

The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Your Career

I was getting ready to head out the door and my son, who was two at the time, said to me, “Daddy, where you going?”

“To work,” I replied.

“Why?”

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I stopped and thought about it for a moment, trying to come up with an explanation a two year old could understand.

Trying to think of all the possible responses I could come up with, I said,

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5 Good Reasons To Change Jobs This Year

Previously I wrote about some bad reasons to change jobs. However, there are good reasons to change jobs too. It’s no small thing to conduct a job search and change jobs so it can be difficult to know if you’re changing jobs for the right reasons.

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So how do you know if you’re making the right decision? Here are 5 good reasons to change jobs.

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5 Bad Reasons To Change Jobs This Year

With a new year starting you may be considering changing jobs.However, when you begin your job search you’ll begin to ask yourself, “Should I really start looking for a new job or is my current job still working for me?”

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So how do you know if it’s time to start looking for a new job? There are good reasons and bad reasons for changing jobs so here are five reasons you never want to be the primary factor when changing jobs.

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The Beginner’s Guide To Creating Freelance Income

Many people dream about being able to make money as a self-employed freelancer.

However, the reality for most is you must build a bridge to self-employment while you hold a day job.

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It’s not an easy bridge to build and it can sometimes seem overwhelming.

However, if you want to quit your job someday and go solo, the best way is to begin with generating income on the side while you keep your day job.

So with limited time to devote to your part-time business you must be strategic with how you go about it.

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How To Stop Feeling Stuck And Get Results

 

Have you ever felt stuck but didn’t know why? Or worse, didn’t know how to get unstuck?

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Recently I had a stuck experience with marketing my book Paid To Be You. I want to market my book more effectively to get the word out but I felt like I needed to do some research on how to market it strategically. So I found some great resources and started to devour the topic of book marketing.

The problem is I love to research things to death. Give me a topic I’m interested in or are struggling with and I’ll hit every book, blog, and seminar available on the topic.

Long story short, I’ve decided to give my book away for free on Amazon as the next step of marketing my book. I made that decision and guess how long it took me to take action on it?

About three weeks.

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