Sometimes The Grass IS Greener.
Yep, sometimes the other side is greener but if you never cross the 5th Ave in your career how would you know? Everyday you wait, the avenue can get wider, with more traffic, making it more treacherous to cross.
Change doesn't have to be a 'all or nothing' proposition. Just this week we built a three-pronged approach for a morning news anchor in transition. We have recently done the same with a retail executive, a software engineer, and a physician.
In all cases, one of their options included doubling-down within their current industry because the timing isn't always right.
Here's your checklist if you are considering a change/industry change. The four critical elements to successfully crossing:
1. Timing: Be prepared, knowing when.
2. Skills: Be focused on transferable competencies.
3. Packaging: Be an effective storyteller, add value.
4. Desire: Be gritty and persevere, consider a hustle.
Check out a recent article titled "Career Trouble. It Starts As A Ripple" on creating options in your career path, including a hustle: