One of the ways that many people finally decide to work towards fulfilling their dream is when they are made redundant. For many (particular over 40s) it is a time when it may be difficult to get a new job because of age, or the kids are older and the dream they gave up becomes an opportunity.

I have read and heard so many stories of people who were made redundant and used that time to work towards achieving their dream and successfully doing it!

For many the financial package they receive as a result of being made redundant acts like a cushion to help out while they get started and it is usually this package. The thought of not wanting to start again in the same job (usually that they are not that in love with anyway) is the fuel towards pushing them to finally do what they have always dreamt about.

And it’s not just redundancy either, retirement is another time in life when people will begin to think about what they want to do with the their life (remember Colonel Saunders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame was in his 60s when we got started).

It is usually a major event or a huge shift in circumstances that will throw people into looking at whether now is the time to finally get started!

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With careful planning you can begin working towards it right now, even if you are still at work and in fact having the “security” of a job while working towards your dream is a lot more comforting than just quitting and hoping for the best!

So if you have been made redundant think about what you want your next step to be. Do you want to spend your time doing the same thing you have always done or is it time to step out and do something different?

The answer to that question is up to you.

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