Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Lesson Learned: Switching careers can be a good move.
After graduating from Brigham Young University, Ainge signed with the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Three seasons into his career, he decided to leave baseball behind in order to pursue a career as a professional basketball player. He signed on with the Boston Celtics, and was an instrumental player in their 1985-86 seasons, where they were one of the most successful basketball teams of all time. Ainge played 14 seasons of professional basketball with the Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns.
Ainge is proof that making a mid-career switch can pay off in a big way if you're not afraid to take a chance. If you think you’re in the wrong career or have no passion for what you’re doing, do some serious soul searching sooner rather than later.