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July 7th, 2024

EP 82: Real Confidence- The Confidence to Change Careers

  1. EP 82: Real Confidence- The Confidence to Change Careers Alyssa Dver 21:15

It’s a tale as old as time—people waking up one day, 10, 20, or 30 years into their career, wondering “what if?” What if they had made different decisions? What if they had pursued that passion they buried deep down? The “what ifs” can haunt you, especially if you find yourself in a job you’re not crazy about.

Maybe you ended up in your current career path because of a college class, family expectations, or just because you were good at it. But now, you’re realizing it’s not your jam. You’re good at what you do, sure, but are you happy? Do you light up when you talk about your job? Or do you find yourself making excuses for why you’re still in it?

It’s scary to leave behind the familiar and venture into the unknown. But staying in a job that doesn’t fulfill you can be even scarier in the long run. it’s a big leap into the unknown, after all. But staying in a job that doesn’t fulfill you can take a toll on your confidence. You start doubting your abilities, questioning your decisions, and wondering if you’ll ever find something that truly lights you up.

I get it—I’ve been there. I started out as an engineer because I was good at math, but quickly realized it wasn’t for me. So, I pivoted, stumbled into product and corporate marketing, and eventually found my true calling in the neuroscience of confidence and teaching people that confidence is a choice –  a skill we can cultivate and learn.

And I wasn’t exactly young when I made that change either. It took time, effort, and a lot of soul-searching, but now I wake up excited about what I do every day.

So, if you’re feeling stuck in your career and itching to make a change, listen in. From confronting your fears to identifying your passions, I’ll walk you through how to confidently navigate a career change. After all,  your career is a big part of your identity – shouldn’t it be something you’re proud of?

Alyssa Dver Confidence Crusader & Neuro Nerd

Confidence Crusader, Neuro Nerd and Success Equalizer, Alyssa Dver leads the American Confidence Institute and the global association ERG Leadership Alliance that directly helps all workplaces be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. She received a Stevie Award for Thought Leadership, has two TEDx talks, hosts the popular podcasts Real Confidence and Distilled Confidence, and authored 8 expert-endorsed books including “Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact.” and “ERG Intelligence.” She can be seen delivering 150+ talks each year, coaching at MIT and Wharton innovation centers and as spokesperson for both L’Oreal’s IT Cosmetics brand and The American Distilling Institute.

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