ASSESSMENT RESULTS SUMMARY
In the world of driving, yellow means caution, slow down. Although for some it means speed up. For our purposes, a yellow light means a little of both.
Sure, there’s some work to be done but there’s also a lot of momentum here. This means you should speed up your activity, continue to take action and move closer to the green light.
Remember, the purpose of the Career Risk Calculator is to help you shrink the risk and put yourself in the best possible position to make a change in your career. While no one can completely eliminate the risk, you can move from yellow light to green light to minimize the risk. Here are three ways to do that:
1. CREATE A SIDE HUSTLE.
You don’t have to quit your day job to start your dream job. It often doesn’t work that way. In fact, your dream job often leads through your day job. Starting a small side hustle, even a part-time job can help you do that.
For example, when someone asks me if they should become a Chick-fil-A Operator, my response is, “I don’t know. You should find out for yourself.Go apply for a part-time job and see if you like the business.” This is an example of a side hustle -- a part-time gig that can add additional income while also exploring a new path.
2. CREATE MORE FINANCIAL MARGIN.
Yep, we’re back to talking about money. The goal is to have six months of income before making the leap. I know that is really hard for many of us. But it can be done in a variety of ways --- side hustle, selling things in your home that you don’t need anymore to make extra cash, part-time work for a season, etc.
Yes, this takes a lot of discipline and hard work. Like most good things in life.
3. CONTINUE TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK.
If you have moved from red light to yellow, you’ll remember one of the steps to get here was asking three people who you admire: “Who do you know that I need to know?” Then ask those three new people the same question. Your goal should be to have 21 people in your network with whom you can explore career options.
It’s often not what you know, but who you know, that makes all the difference.