I attended a mastermind meeting recently with a group of consultants doing important work in the city of Houston. Each one introduced themselves and talked about their work, but one specifically stood out.
She said the turning point in her work was driving home one day and reflecting on three questions:
That last one is money. I may be passionate about leading leaders, crunching numbers, or litigating cases — with strengths that align — but my background may be lacking the credentials or experiences to make the leap.
If this is true for you, never fear. There is a solution. Identify the gaps in your credentials and experiences and go get them.
I’m impressed by a guy I recently talked to who made a serious leap from college counseling to financial advising. He lacked the certification to do it, so he buckled down and cranked out a 14-month certification program in the evenings. It was brutal. But now, 14-months later, he was hired to do what he loves.
If you’re not uniquely position, by all means, position yourself.
Usually, people are willing to give you the experiences and credentials all day. The question is, are you willing to make the sacrifices to do it?
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