Friday, 13 June 2008

It's Never Too Late To Change

It’s never too late to change.
You hear some people who say ‘I always wanted to do something different but I am too old now’ or ‘I always wanted to change my job but it’s too late’.
But that’s rubbish. It’s never too late. That’s just a poor excuse.
Whether you’re 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 it’s never too late.
You just need the guts to make a change. And it’s not always easy.
A woman I’ve been working with just took the leap to go it alone, setting up her own PR company. She had a career working for big corporations but wanted a change. Another friend decided to ditch his job working in finance to get involved in a hotel venture. None of these decisions are easy but they offer a whole new set of opportunities.

You’re never too old to re-invent or change your worklife.
I advocate the constantly-changing model.
Evolve. Change. Review. And Repeat.

So don’t stick with the status quo too long.
But that doesn’t mean you re-invent for the sake of it; your values, distinctiveness and philosophies need to stay the same.
But the marketplace you serve, the parameters you operate under, the business model you operate, your personal brand, the niche you fill, your range of products and services: these are all up for review.

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