So once you successfully pivot, don’t turn off this new way of thinking. Most of us assume that to commit wholly to a new gig, we must block out the job market and hunker down for the long haul. But keeping an eye out for opportunities and viewing each step as a small part of a larger plan isn’t treason—it’s just smart. (And you know what? Your boss is probably doing the same.) Notes Blake: “You could face the same questions again in a year, through no fault of your own, so we should be continually examining what’s working best in our careers and exploring how we can do more of it. If change is the only constant, then let’s get better at it.”
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