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Clean Out Your Closet and Find a New Job
by Annemarie Segaric

Whether you've just made the decision that it's time to switch jobs or you've been hard at work at your career transition, it always makes sense to examine your personal foundation and how it is being deteriorated by energy drains.

Your personal foundation is the base upon which all changes you make in your life will sit. Energy drains are things in your life you're putting up with. The more energy drains you have, the weaker your personal foundation, and the harder it is to make your career change goals happen.

Start with the "stuff" that is draining your energy. The physical items we own are meant to either provide function or bring us pleasure. When your stuff is draining you, it's not doing either!

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Here are four physical energy drains to address and eliminate once and for all:


While clutter is physical junk, it also represents emotional baggage. The more clutter you have, the less room you have for new opportunities. Look around you. Do you love everything you see? Just because you once loved that knickknack you bought on your European vacation or that framed picture you found at a flea market, doesn't mean you should keep it forever. Take notice of the everyday items in your home and office. Determine which items are stale and are keeping you trapped in the past and donate them or throw them away!

2.Broken items

Look around you. What is in need of repair? Examine everything in your home, office, and car...from your clothing, to your furniture, to your appliances, and personal items. Make a list of everything that is broken and either fix or replace it. Enough is enough already!


You most likely own a few articles of clothing that you love and wear over and over. Why? Because these items probably fit you very well and make you feel great. What about the rest of the clothing in your drawers and closets? They are simply taking up space. Decide that you will only own clothing you love. When you love what you own, you feel good. When you feel good, you do good. In other words, you take great action. Toss or give away all that clothing that you never wear. From now on, only buy what you absolutely feel great wearing.


Raise your hand if you have magazines or newspapers piled up that you intend to read. Do you dread seeing the next issue of that weekly publication because you have a month's worth waiting to be read? Yes, it is cheaper to buy subscriptions but ONLY if you actually read the issues and enjoy yourself while doing so. But if they cause you the least amount of stress, cancel them. You can't afford to waste energy like this!

Isn't it time you cleared out the old "stuff" to make room for your new life? Don't wait any longer!

Copyright 2005 Annemarie Segaric

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Annemarie Segaric is a respected career change coach, motivational speaker, and the author of the ebook, 107 Tips for Changing Your Career While Still Paying the Bills. Ready to switch careers and don’t know where to begin? Visit and download your own career change toolkit today!


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