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Making the decision to change careers isn't always clear-cut, but holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque can pinpoint the moment she realized she was on the wrong path. A business finance major at the University of Southern California, she knew she was off-track after taking classes in science and health. "I called my dad crying [because] I found something I loved. I should have been pre-med," she tells host Hillary Kerr in episode seven of our podcast series, Second Life.
That wasn't the only time LeVeque pivoted careers. Before opening her successful consulting business Be Well by Kelly, she worked as pharmaceutical sales for Johnson & Johnson, then moved to personalized medicine. Her first job in sales lasted for a year. "I was trying to get out as soon as possible," she says.
If you've considered starting your own business, LeVeque says there's one key indicator that you should take the plunge: "You want to be so passionate about what you're doing because you're going to spend twice as many hours as you would in a corporate career," she says, noting that health and nutrition were natural passions for her. "I wanted to read about this stuff on a Saturday with a cup of coffee. If that's the case, you should absolutely make a career out of it. What sets people apart is their drive and passion."
Head to iTunes to hear the full episode.