I bought a new car recently, and with the new car I got a suggested maintenance schedule which for the most part I expect I’ll follow. I want to be sure to look after my investment. Makes sense, right?
Just yesterday I had a conversation with a client about something similar as it relates to career. While your career doesn’t come with a maintenance schedule, I think it should. Not a schedule someone sets for you – like an annual or bi-annual performance review. A schedule you set for yourself where you check in on what’s working and tune things up that aren’t at the optimum. Every six months as a minimum is a good time frame to consider. More often is even better.