Part of the reason I do this podcast is because it is so inspiring to speak to people, not only about how they made the courageous leap into a new field or industry, but about how they realized that their skills are so applicable across such a wide range of potential careers. Even if you think your skills are too specific – or even if you’ve spent years getting a deep education in one particular area, such as our guest today – it’s still worth looking around to see if there are unconventional applications of your skills. Remember, what seems “easy” or “common sense” to us might not be as obvious to another person. We all have something unique to offer.
My guest on the podcast today is Richelle Delia, PhD. Richelle is an award-winning scientist who spent the first ten years of her career as a chemical engineer in research and development, before realizing she wanted to build something fully her own. Now, she and her husband are co-founders of Housing Joint Venture, a real estate education and development firm helping professionals explore income property ownership as a safety net, to diversify or create wealth. Today on the show, we talk about overcoming the “sunk cost fallacy” and breaking through mental barriers to own the story of your career.