As unconventional, naive, or ridiculous as this sounds, maybe now’s the time to make that change that you’ve been thinking about.
When I was full time with consulting partners, the thought of going the independent contractor route crossed my mind many, many times.
But, it never really felt like the right time, and internally I was himming and hawwing:
too risky to go
I’m comfortable so I’ll stay
why make a change
I’m not good enough
I’ll just wait a little longer
and whatever other justifications and rational thoughts came to mind.
Then 2008 hit and layoffs started to happen, customers put projects on hold, the future was very uncertain.
So I thought, maybe now’s the time.
I mean if I couldn’t make a decision when times were good, then hell, I might as well make one when times are bad.
So I took the plunge, and while my arrogance that I’ll land on my feet overnight was a swift kick to my backside, the decision was made, I was moving forward.
If you’ve been on the fence on making a career decision, maybe now’s the time and the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for…the igniter that you’ve needed.
The waters are choppy now, but you’ll need to set sail, smoother times are on the horizon.