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Change is hard, but it can be amazingly powerful

I believe that personal growth and career management are ripe for change. With new technology lowering the cost of digital tools and radically shifting the economics of working life, we can see the opportunity for a step change forward. 

The workforce is becoming an inverted pyramid, and talent diversity should be the source of an innovation drive. This implies how we work, how organizational structures are being replaced by collaborations, and how we will experience more changes during our working lives.

People are living and working longer than ever before and are likely to have multiple careers and multiple stages in their working lives. As a result, it is important to be able to manage career changes and cultivate a range of skills that can be applied in different stages of life.

Plan less, coordinate more. When choosing a company or role, always prioritize growth and impact.

The way how we work is rapidly evolving, and it is important for us to prepare for the changes that are coming. The role of the digital economy, novel collaboration opportunities, lifelong learning, the rise of AI, and the importance of values alignment and human agency are all important factors that will shape the future of work. By embracing numerous changes and building the skills and networks that will enable us to succeed, we can navigate the shifting landscape and ensure a bright future for ourselves and future generations.

Great careers aren't structured. So don't expect a direct climb.

Managing change in our careers and personal growth

Managing change in our careers and personal growth will come from managing career valuables and extended collaboration. New technologies are marvelous enablers, but success will rise from being internally driven and managing changes along the way. 

Change is not a numbers game. Contrary to what most do, it's not about adding career valuables or roles. Focus on building genuine relationships and adding value to others. The connections will come naturally.

We should not be obsessed with reinventing ourselves through external factors such as formal education and companies. Therefore, career curation through managing change is a better answer—learn new skills, ignite intrinsic motivation, match your talents with opportunities, break the career ladder with career stages, hierarchy with networks, nurture diversity for personal development, collaborate more, plan less, and coordinate more. 

  • have courage, agility, and patience

  • compound yourself

  • have almost too much self-belief

  • re-think and re-design

  • make it easy to take risks

  • be positive and create meaning

  • collaborate and use different knowledge effectively.

Change is not just job hunting. Connect without ulterior motives and stop the cycle of only engaging when you need something. Cultivate relationships constantly and reap the benefits in the long run.

The personal growth of the future is the one that will mobilize intelligence. It's personal growth with a passionate dedication to foster creativity and leverage change into career curation. 

I’m often asked what advice I would give to my younger self if I had the chance. My answer? I wish I could go back and tell myself: “Arianna, your performance will actually improve if you can commit to not only working hard but also unplugging, recharging, and renewing yourself.” - Arianna Huffington

I think the biggest competitive advantage for an individual’s career is long-term thinking with a broad view of how different systems in the world are going to come together. One of the notable aspects of compound growth is that the furthest out years are the most important. In a world where change is the only constant, life richly rewards those who take a truly long-term view.


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