Especially in times of economic and political turmoil like these, with so much uncertainty in corporate careers, many people are choosing to be self-directed and becoming entrepreneurs.
Career counselor Valerie Young developed her company ChangingCourse to provide resources “to help you discover your life mission and live it” – and writes about people who succeed at creating new business ventures.
One of her articles is Those “Crazy” Business Ideas Often Turn Out to Be the Best.
Here is an excerpt:
Speaking of finding support for changing course, try to imagine what Katie Wainwright’s family and friends had to say when she told them she wanted to pick up dog poop for a living.
You read right. Last year Katie started Doggy Doody Disposal in Agawam, Massachusetts.
The company provides “doody scooping” or bagged doody removal for clients in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.
In addition to residential clients, they also service commercial property owners, pet related businesses, golf courses, parks, realtors and more.
The company credo is “We do doody so you won’t have to.”
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
Changing Course – visit the site for programs to “Live life on purpose – Work at what you love – Follow your own road”