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When you make the decision to shift away from your current pursuit to something different, sometimes the transition isn’t too big. There may be some overlap and you may not have to rebuild your audience or following.

But what if you want to change industries completely?

What if you decide that what you have been pursuing is not what brings you fulfillment and you find a passion in something completely different? What does that process look like?

On this final part of our three-part series on reinventing yourself, I’m joined by my good friend Sarah Dayan (frontstuff.io) to talk about the process of changing industries (in her case from hand lettering to development), how that affects your brand, and how to make the switch even when it feels uncomfortable.

Highlights, Takeaways, Quick Wins
  • Just because you really enjoy something or even have a passion for it doesn’t mean you need to make it into a career.
  • Audit your pursuits and passions to make sure you are going after the right things.
  • Ask yourself if you are really enjoying yourself, and if your current identity is something you are happy with.
  • You may not be able to overlap what you’re doing now with what you want to do next. Make a decision and focus on what you want to focus on.
  • You can’t do meaningful work if you are not enjoying it.
  • You’re never starting from zero if you take everything you’ve learned and apply it going forward.
  • Get outside perspective on what you’re doing and where you think you should go next.