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503, 2018

Purpose: The Foundation of Motivation (Part Four)

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Career Change, Purposeful Living, Self-Assessment|0 Comments

Technically speaking, Purpose is not considered a Motive per se. We would argue that It's a sustained life of motivation and have included it as a foundation of motivation. One of the most potent examples

1502, 2018

Mastery: The Foundation of Motivation (Part Two)

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Career Change, Purposeful Living, Self-Assessment|0 Comments

Discover how mastery is a critical part of motivation. In this post we’ll cover how and why Mastery (sometimes called Competence) is an essential element in Motivation. We’ll describe the 5 keys on the path

802, 2018

Autonomy: The Foundation of Motivation (Part One)

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Purposeful Living, Self-Assessment|0 Comments

Discover the critical parts you need to know to determine what will motivate you. The foundation of motivation begins with Autonomy... Let's face it; nobody does anything without motivation. Scientists, psychologists, and philosophers have been

102, 2018

Motivation: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Career Change, Purposeful Living|0 Comments

Every action you take is dependent on motivation. Everyone is trying to figure out how to be successful. The foundational element of being successful is finding out what motivates you.

708, 2017

The Importance of Learning New Career Skills for Building a Career You Love

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Career Change, Purposeful Living, Self-Assessment|0 Comments

Being able to learn new skills quickly has always been useful. But, increasingly, it has become a necessity. In this essay, I’d like to outline some of the evidence that the economy is shifting in ways that are going to make being able to teach yourself hard skills an imperative. I’d like to argue why developing a skills-based perspective towards your career is the key to fulfillment and satisfaction. Finally, I’d like to tell you how you can develop the ability to learn hard things faster.


Career Change & Life Balance (FREE GUIDE)

Career Change & Life Balance is an invaluable resource, packed with practical information, useful references and links, and common sense advice for changing careers or achieving a better work-life balance.

In 36 succinct pages, this SPECIAL REPORT will help you:

  • Gain insight into your own life values and work priorities
  • Understand the role of career consultants, life coaches, and financial planners
  • Build a team of personal advisors to serve as a sounding board
  • Find the best self-assesment test and planning tools
  • Determine the viability of alternate career options
  • Consider the possibility of returning to school
  • Assess whether a sabbatical or learning vacation would be right for you
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of pursuing an entrepreneurial path

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Know Yourself! (FREE GUIDE)

How to Find Wisdom and Insight From a Career Aptitude or Personality Test

The right career aptitude test or personality test can provide important insight into how to focus your efforts to better manage your life and career — whether it be choosing a career, changing careers, or simply making changes to how you live and work to increase your personal and professional fulfillment. This guide is designed to help you select the right test for you — as well as how to get the most out of your results.

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How to Become a Teacher (FREE GUIDE)

Our teaching guide will help you make the transition to a second career in education. Available as an instant download.

This 40-page guide includes everything you need to know about making a career change into teaching:

  • Traits of successful teachers
  • Rewards and challenges of the profession
  • Training and certification requirements
  • Links to help you research certification procedures in all 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • Alternative routes to certification for mid-career professionals
  • Pros and cons of public and private schools
  • Finding job opportunities
  • Organizations that can provide grants and fast-track training

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Midlife Reinvention Program

Registration for our 10-week Midlife Reinvention Program is currently closed. We will be offering the next program in the fall of this year.


Life Values Assessment Test

The purpose of this assessment exercise is to help you gain insight into your personal priorities by establishing which core values are most in need of your attention at this particular point in your life. 

This life planning tool is exclusive to What’s Next, is absolutely free, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Click the button below to get started.

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Are you stuck in a career you can’t stand and don’t know what to do next? We can help you in a number of different ways – through coaching, trusted guidance and more. Just send us a request to hello [at] whatsnext.com