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A Career-Changer’s Checklist: Twelve Common-Sense Questions to Find Your Career by Warren E. Wyrostek

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Chapter 5. What Can You Afford to Do? (Economic Reality! Ugh!!)

We have looked at three questions so far in this diagnostic journey:

• What do you want to do?

• What do you like to do?

• What can you do?

Now you have to realistically look at what you can afford to do. To quote the theme song from the TV show “The Apprentice”: “Money, money, money, money!!!” It is a topic none of us wants to discuss, but it is a real issue that must be tackled.

By way of introduction to this discussion, I want to refer to what I wrote in the last chapter about money as a restriction.

Money (or lack thereof) is a big obstacle to overcome. Whether it’s the economic condition of the society, the economic demands of your family, the economic requirements to make ...

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