Join Jenny Blake for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Figuring Out Your Next Move.
- Hitting a career plateau is not a problem nor is it a crisis. It's a captivating opportunity calling you forth in exchange for accelerated growth. Pivoting is an ongoing process. You'll go through many pivots in your lifetime, big and small. The big secret? We're in a state of pivot more often than not. And, in fact, the most agile pivoters are continuously running small experiments, seeing what works, and seeking ways to grow and make a greater impact. Interestingly, almost none of the original stories I wrote for the first draft of my book Pivot remained the same by the final edit.
Some by choice, others by circumstance. The people featured and the stories I shared in this course are proof and point of what it means to be an impacter living in our dynamic economy. Some people recounted their updated pivot stories with excitement while others shared their news with a slightly discouraged tone, as if somehow their initial pivot at the time of our interview had failed. But when I dug deeper with each person, it was clear that pivoting was always the right move. Even if their launch didn't prove fruitful in the ways that they were expecting, it taught them valuable lessons about life, business, and what they wanted to do next in their career.
It helped them reconnect to their strengths and build a bridge toward an even better opportunity. They started to adjust to the fact that pivot is the new normal and stopped taking the wins and losses so personally. So embrace your fear, insecurity, and uncertainty. As a high-net growth individual, it means you're on exactly the right track. Build first, then your courage will follow. Thank you for spending your time and energy in this course with me, and I look forward to continuing on our pivot paths together.
- Optimizing your current role
- Identifying your strengths
- Crafting a one-year vision of success
- Making connections to "friendtors" and one-off mentors
- Creating a skill-building game plan
- Identifying small experiments and stretch projects
- Embracing smart risks
- Mapping next moves to make a greater impact