I’m often asked if I can get people to the next level. When I am asked this question I think, what does that actually mean? Where does the next level exist?
Is the next level a destination, or is it a journey? So often this conversation comes from someone searching for a silver bullet that will take their career to the next level.
I can’t help but think that the next level should be internal dialogue. I believe most people actually know what it is they need to do to get there. But in many ways asking the question of someone else is a way of abdicating responsibility.
Next time you ask someone about reaching the next level, maybe the person who really has the answer is you.