You Want To Bring Me In Later? Thanks, But No Thanks.

I hear it again and again. "I really love what you do and I think it would be great. Once we get a little further down the line, I'd love to talk to you again about working together." Would you tell an architect that you "want to go ahead and get the foundation and framing done" and then bring her in? Nope. Because all she's going to do is tell you that you built a crappy foundation and you need to start over. Same with building a career. If you're getting strategy and planning help, get it up front.

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The Question Is Not "Do You Want It?" It's "Do You Want It ENOUGH?"

We've all done it. We say we want something but then we don't do the things we need to do to make it happen. We get busy. And distracted. And stressed. Quite often, the stuff that we're doing instead is totally legit. We're paying the bills and cleaning the house and helping our mom. But the fact is, "why" just doesn't matter. What we truly care about isn't measured by our intentions or regrets or how much we worry. It's measured by what we do.

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