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Some­times we are so wrapped up in our day-to-day lives that we don’t take time to self-as­sess, to step out­side of our­selves and ask the ques­tions, ‘Am I happy?’ or ‘Am I on the right track?’ Some­times you need clar­ity and a mo­ment to your­self to re­alise, ‘This is not the right ca­reer path for me, I need to make a change.’ How do you know it’s time for a change? Maria Hatzis­te­fa­nis, founder and CEO of Ro­dial, be­lieves you should ask your­self the fol­low­ing ques­tions:

Do you en­joy go­ing to work ev­ery day?

Do you like your co-work­ers and boss?

Are you pas­sion­ate about the in­dus­try you’re cur­rently in?

Are you proud to work for your com­pany?

Does your cur­rent job ful­fil you?

Do you ever day­dream about do­ing an­other job?

Are you en­vi­ous of peo­ple with dif­fer­ent ca­reers to yours?

Do you dis­like your job but fear mak­ing a change?

Are you un­happy with your job but you can’t get the same salary any­where else?

Do you take a lot of sick days as you can’t bear go­ing to the of­fice? If you an­swer mostly NO to ques­tions 1-5 and YES to ques­tions 6-10, you re­ally need to think about tak­ing some ac­tion. Edited ex­tract from How To Be An Overnight Suc­cess: Mak­ing It In Busi­ness by Maria Hatzis­te­fa­nis, founder and CEO of Ro­dial (Ebury Press, £12)

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