When do you know it’s time to find your “next”?
Jes Averhart, Chief Executive Officer of Jes & Co and host of the “Reinvention Road Trip,” explores the topic in her regular column for WRAL TechWire.
In a recent column for WRAL TechWire, Jes Averhart, Chief Executive Officer of Jes & Co and host of the “Reinvention Road Trip,” explores the question that most people face several times during their work life.
She writes, “It’s when you realize you’ve done all that can be done on your particular path and say the words that so many have said . . . ‘Now What?’” Averhart has three pieces of advice:
- Be honest and get on with it. It won’t do you any good to keep driving down this lonely and lifeless road. If you’ve seen all you can see, it’s time to get out the map, reroute and take on a new adventure.
- Think and imagine. Take the time and space to imagine yourself on this new road. A year from now . . . what are you doing? Who are you with? What do you look like? How do you feel? And last but definitely not least, what will it take to get there?
- Shake it up. High achievers are very focused on the goals they pursue, meaning it can be difficult to see other options. Invite new voices and ideas into your world. Talk with other people who are also making changes. Their experiences will help you see how many options are available.