From me to you (and to me, too): This Is the Right Time

It’s easy to give advice. I think I find it easy to take advice too.

But for me to heed the words that I say to others? Not so easy.

So this one is for both of us.

Just thinking about how a dear friend of mine just made a major career move. He knows the magnitude better than I do but it seems like a good time to note that:

  • Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955 when he was 52.
  • Colonel Harland Sanders established the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain at age 65
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing “Little House on the Prairie” at age 65
  • Grandma Moses, the American folk artist whose work has been featured at the MoMA in New York, didn’t even begin painting until she was 78.
  • Yuichiro Miura was the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest at age 80

My pal is somewhere at the lower end of that age range but still. That took some guts. And to paraphrase some advice he once gave me, there’s not a time that’s too early or too late. There’s just the right time to make your move.

Keep that in mind if a big move seems necessary for your career and your life.

You can do it. You’ll be glad you did.

(And so will I!)

See you tomorrow!

(My friend Rob and I just published the latest issue of our podcast for you to enjoy. Find “Marketing vs Sales” on your favorite podcast platform. Pull up a seat and join us, and let us know what you think!)