You don’t move on because you are ready to, you move on because you’ve outgrown who you used to be…

career compensation leadership promotion womeninleadership Sep 18, 2023

I’ve had a week of shifting and sorting, but boy oh boy it’s good to be home! And I mean that in every sense. It’s been a while since I was in a space that felt truly mine in this way, probably since I left London in January 2022. 

And it got me thinking. I remember just before I met my husband Devon (online, if your new here, COVID romance him US, me UK, July 2020), in the first lockdown, I walked the streets of my neighbourhood and I just had this feeling like the chapter had closed. 

I had no idea what was coming, or how big the shift would be, but I knew something was. 

Our intuition knows stuff long before we do.

When I met him, my intuition said yes. His said yes too. But our brains had some catching up to do. Every step of the way was a new challenge or problem to figure out, moving, visas, driving and so on… you name it, we lived it. We weren’t ready for any of it, but we faced it all. 

We continue to figure things out today. 

Why am I sharing this...? 

Because my guess is that your intuition already knows what’s up. That change is coming. 

That change might be your career, but it might be somewhere else. The magic of Bloom is that you will graduate with an operating system that will support you whatever changes you end up making. 

I’ll let you into a secret… once you change something, the Universe general gets the smoke signal to start its work to move you to where you want to be. 

But back to career for a minute, there are 4 stages of development to be aware of.

Stage 1 - Execution mode

This is where most of us start out, in a role where we are being told the activities we need to do, and our pay is very much linked to time spent at work. We can learn a lot in this era of time, and the discipline I learnt in those years have served me a lifetime. 

Stage 2 - Enablement mode

Your value shift when you become someone who enables projects to happen and people to come together. You might be leading others, you might not be. You are still rewarded for time spent, but that value increases. You will spend more time in meetings, and need to become validated when delivering through others vs self. 

Stage 3 - Expansion mode

When you hit expansion, the biggest skill you’ve learnt is communication, whether it is your value or simply a strategy. You have more responsibility, budget and are held accountable for results. Your time is spent differently, and it might feel like you spend more time in meetings. 

Stage 4 - Elevation mode

The final level is all about creativity, and your ability to visualise, conceptualise and deliver a strategy that delivers value. You inspire magic and self belief in others and they rally behind your mission. You hours of work shift to more thinking time, and activities that encourage courage and creativity. 

So my simple question to you all is this… are you in the stage you want to be in right now…? 

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ― Marissa Mayer


And remember, you don’t move on because you are ready to, you move on because you’ve outgrown who you used to be… 

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