The Pitch Episode 158: Growing Past the Growing Pains
Who or what is dragging you down? Learn how to make drastic changes in your career and personal life to get to the next level.
Growing Past the Growing Pains
There are certain points in your career where you will feel overwhelmed, frustrated, restless and stretched too thin. Before you push through it with even longer hours in the office, pause to assess if it might be a result of growing pains pushing you to the next level. The term “growing pains” dates back to the 1800s and was used to describe joint and limb aches children would experience from rapid growth. In business, growing pains are felt when a company is rapidly growing and may not be equipped with the right resources to get to the next level. When this happens the company must make major changes with staff, technology and organization flow and structure. The same applies to us as individuals. You may experience growing pains in your career or relationships and if you aren’t equipping yourself to get to the next level, the growing pains can crush you and hold you back. “The Pitch” challenge today: put the breaks on whatever is putting too much pressure on you and take a weekend to access your current situation. Ask yourself, what is it going to take to get to the next level? Do you need to invest time into a new technology to streamline your work? Do you need to back off from certain relationships that are dragging you down instead of propelling you forward? Do you need to delegate part of your schedule to someone else? This is one of the toughest challenges to tackle because it involves drastic changes. When you are growing to that next level you have to accept that you may not be able to keep the same schedule and current company or you’ll potentially risk never getting there. Want to get to the next level? Walk away from your old routine and the individuals who are draining or blocking you from making an onward and upward move.
What do you need to cut out of your life to get to the next level?
Who or what do you need to invest in to get to the next level? What does this look like?