It’s okay to start something new. It’s okay to stop something old.
I’m confident that a big part of my success stems from being comfortable changing direction.
- I started college, but never finished because I had started a website that was taking off and took a radio job.
- The website that was taking off was Elite Rides, a car enthusiast message board, but Facebook killed message board engagement.
- I had the “dream job” of many while working on-air in radio, but knew I wouldn’t do it forever.
- I combined my radio experience and love for music and started a website called VIP Nights that got me into concerts and clubs for free. But nights in smoke-filled clubs grew old fast so I shut it down.
- I took my web design and marketing experience and worked for a millionaire with a mansion and a Lamborghini, but it was the most toxic place.
I’ve had many “perfect” and “once in a lifetime” jobs, but they weren’t right for me. And I was okay with that. That gave me freedom to make the next move.
I loved all of these opportunities. They were exactly that, opportunities. Despite any negative that came with the territory, I took the positive to mold my next career decision.
I “dated” my jobs until I found the career I wanted to be with forever, then I “married” it.
It’s okay to change direction.