The growth question is one that all successful entrepreneurs face at some point in their business. There is plenty of advice for determining if, when and how you grow your business. However, one facet of growth that is not widely discussed is professional growth. As a consultant, it’s important to pursue opportunities for increasing your knowledge base and building upon your skills to help keep them fresh and your mind sharp. At the same time, we should also be aware of what’s right for us when it comes to the concept of growth as a professional and what that means to us in relation to our benchmark for personal success and fulfillment.
Recently one of our fellow Solo PR Premium members, Arik Hanson, published a thought-provoking post reflecting on the notion of career growth and the social pressures we face to aggressively climb the career ladder as we continuously seek to reach the “next level.” As a solo professional, what is your next level? Is it ok to reach a comfortable plateau in your business and coast along? Are there other ways to grow as professionals beyond scale and revenue as it relates to just business?
During the April 13, 2016 Solo PR Twitter chat, we’ll discuss the following topics:
- How do you manage your solo career path? (Self-driven/clients/market)
- How do you ensure you’re continuing to learn as a professional?
- Is staying at the level you are at a viable business option? (Why/why not?)
- How can you advance your career apart from your business?
- What factors influence your professional development plans?
- Would you return to traditional work to advance your career?
- Can choosing to remain plateaued damage your business in the long run?
- How would you recommend consultants find ways to professionally advance?
- Should you take different roles in your business to advance your career?
- How do you define career satisfaction?
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/13/16 at 1-2 p.m. Eastern time), our bi-weekly #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter will focus on the concept of growth as a business and professional.
Do you have any additional questions on planning and managing your solo career path that are not included in the above list? Let us know in the comments, or @ or DM SoloPR on Twitter and we’ll be happy to address them during our chat.
Please make plans to join us tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/13/16), at 1-2 p.m. Eastern time (10-11 a.m. Pacific), and be sure to check back here on Thursday for the chat re-cap!
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