But You Don’t Know Anything About It
We were seated next to each other at a dinner party for mutual friends who were about to move cross-country. Val, an executive for a large non-profit organization, asked me a question I’m often asked: How did you make the change? She was familiar with coaching since she and several of her colleagues had worked with an executive coach over the course of their careers. Val wanted to know more about the kind of coaching I do and how I transitioned to the field from my prior work. She stated that for a while now, she has been entertaining the idea of becoming a coach and then she added what stops her: But I don’t know anything about it.
Val was referring to all the questions that arise with any idea: how do you make the change, what would it really be like, how much money can you make, and the list goes on — appropriately so, because the questions are important to ask.
Research, Risk, & Windows of Opportunity
The point of my sharing Val’s story isn’t to say that you should drop everything and go start your own business or to imply that all mid-career professionals secretly want out. The issue I’m raising is: What do you do with those ideas that pique your interest, the ones that keep coming up for you?
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