Recently I found myself nearly defeated by a small box of Parmesan.

There was nothing particularly unusual about the box, but for the life of me, I could not figure out how to open it.  I tried every mechanism I could think of and was just about to take a long, sharp knife to the thing when I saw it.

It was a small, clear tab on top of the box, no larger than a pea.  I hadn’t noticed it because the design was unfamiliar.

One quick pull, and what previously had me at wit’s end now happened effortlessly.

And it struck me how often we see some problem in our lives as exasperatingly difficult when in fact the answer is not nearly as complicated as we imagine.

In fact, the answer is often right in front of us, but we can’t see it because it’s outside our normal models of how we view the world.

This is particularly true with career change.

I see a lot of people pushing, straining, contorting, trying to make a career work.  Frustrated and often emotionally exhausted, they either do something drastic (like taking a knife to it) or give-up and settle for less.

We can’t let that happen to you.

What 175 Clients Taught Me About Career Change

The question is: how do you get people to see their situation more clearly?  How do you teach them to step outside their traditional mental models of a career and find a new solution?

After watching 175 people go through the No Regrets Career Academy, some successfully and some not, I have some ideas about that.

Best of all, I’m going to share those ideas with you for free in a webinar tomorrow, October 24.  For example, we’ll talk about:

  • Why most people have the wrong goal for their career (and how to tell if you’ve got it right)
  • The vicious cycle that develops when fear eats away at your self-confidence–and how to stop it
  • The one element you MUST have to feel as successful as you look
  • The surprising reason some career changers succeed and others don’t
  • Creative ways to find new options, test-drive them, and get your foot in the door of a new career
  • The happiness economy … and how to be part of it
  • PLUS: we’ll work through one of the most powerful exercises in the course in real time

At the end of the webinar, I’ll tell you a little bit about the revamped No Regrets course that re-opens on Thursday after being closed for the last 7 months.  Not only that, but one lucky attendee will win a free scholarship! (must be present to win)

The webinar is going to be packed with information you can use, so even if you think the No Regrets Career Academy isn’t for you, come to the webinar anyway. You’ll learn a lot and you’ll get to see firsthand an awesome community of people who are trying to do the exact same thing you are. We’ll also have a Q&A session, so you get help on your career right away.

The webinar will be Wednesday, Oct 24, at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern/10 PM BST. To register, go here:

I know the timing is not convenient for everyone–I did the best I could to accommodate a world-wide audience. It may be a little inconvenient, but hey, for a career and life you love?

Unfortunately, this invite is going out to many more people than we have spots available.  So if you think you might want to attend, please register now.

I look forward to teaching you some incredible tips and tactics, taught to me by some of the smartest, most talented people I know: my clients.

P.S. Due to the special offers I’ll be making to those who attend this webinar, I won’t be providing a recording.  Sorry!  I’ll continue to offer my best insights and advice on the blog every week, so if you really can’t make it tomorrow, I’ll catch you next time.