Pursuing Work You Enjoy with Kelly Cara- CR001

Career Relaunch® show

Summary: Welcome to the debut episode of Career Relaunch!<br> What does it take to leave a comfortable, stable job behind to pursue your lifelong dream? In this very first episode of Career Relaunch, Kelly Cara, a former Educational Researcher turned Health-Supportive Chef &amp; Lifestyle Wellness Educator shares her perspectives on giving yourself permission to do work you enjoy, taking the brave steps to start that journey, and understanding the tradeoffs involved when you leave stability behind. I also share highlights from my own career reinvention story then share thoughts  on how you can start reinventing yourself.<br> Key Takeaways<br> <br> * Acknowledging you’re not satisfied with your day-job is the first step toward moving onto something more fulfilling and meaningful.<br> * Career change doesn’t happen overnight. It happens by taking small, manageable steps toward the life you want, then being brave enough to leave the status quo behind and take the plunge to make it happen.<br> * Initiating a change is the hardest part of change, but sometimes, you just have to force yourself to start somewhere.<br> <br> Tweetables to Share<br> Free Tool: Define Your Starting Point<br> <a id="download"></a>During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about how starting somewhere, even if imperfect, is important to creating the career change you desire. To help you begin, you can download my “Defining Your Starting Point” Worksheet<br> <br> <br> About Kelly Cara, Health-Supportive Chef &amp; Lifestyle Wellness Educator<br> <a href="http://austinvlife.com" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cara-54213059" target="_blank">Kelly Cara</a> is a certified health-supportive chef and <a href="https://www.chiphealth.com/" target="_blank">Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)</a> facilitator. After completing a master’s degree in experimental psychology, Kelly worked for several years in a behavioral health facility and then for a higher education institution as a researcher. Through those career experiences, Kelly discovered a passion for educating others about health, wellness, and how to live one’s most vibrant life through research-supported nutritional and lifestyle modifications. She and her husband recently started their own business, <a href="http://austinvlife.com/" target="_blank">V-Life</a>, to turn that passion into a viable career. Learn more about <a href="http://naturalepicurean.com/faculty/kelly-cara/" target="_blank">her culinary adventures</a> at <a href="http://naturalepicurean.com" target="_blank">Natural Epicurean</a>.<br> If you’re based in Austin and interested in living a healthier lifestyle, check out Kelly’s <a href="http://austinvlife.com/" target="_blank">Website</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AustinVLife" target="_blank">Facebook Page</a>, and her <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Complete-Health-Improvement-Program-Austin-Chapter/" target="_blank">Austin CHIP Meetup page</a>.<br> If you’ve been pondering a culinary career yourself, check out Natural Epicurean’s <a href="http://naturalepicurean.com/professional-culinary-program/" target="_blank">Plant-Based Culinary School</a>. They also offer a Career Changers and Entrepreneurs Scholarship, which you can <a href="http://naturalepicurean.com/professional-culinary-program/scholarships/" target="_blank">learn more about here</a>.<br><br> <br><br> Finally, if you want to learn more about food virtually, Natural Epicurean has recently launched an exciting new <a href="https://learn.naturalepicurean.com" target="_blank">online learning platform</a>. So be sure to check that out too.<br><br> <a href="https://learn.naturalepicurean.com/" target="_blank"></a><br> Did You Enjoy This Episode? Please Let Us Know!<br> <br> * Tweet: If you enjoyed this episode and have a few seconds to spare, <a href="http://ctt."></a>