Chapter 60. When You’ve Run Out of Real Estate, It’s Time to Move

When your family gets too big for your home, what do you do? Move. In the same way, when your ability grows beyond the boundaries of your current position, it’s time to think about a change. It’s hard to stay motivated in a job that no longer challenges you. Moving up, or even out, can give you a new lease on your work life.

The right time to consider a move is before you get bored, and ideally before you feel you have fully mastered your job. Total mastery is for experts, not for those who want to get ahead. Ambitious people need to constantly push themselves to new challenges. If your “job knowledge” is near zero when you start, the ideal time to start looking is when your mastery ...

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