Where do you stand with your career life cycle?
Every career has a life cycle. Every industry has a life cycle. Every company has a life cycle.
Whatever your career plan, you first need to get an understanding of where you stand on the continuum. Are you entry level (1-5 years)? Are you mid-management level (5-10 yrs)? Senior management (10-15)? Executive level (15-20 years)? It’s really good to do a quick self-assessment and know how your skills and experience stack up.
To become a subject matter expert in any topic, you must spend 10K hours in it. Like, I have well over 10K hours in coaching, after having done it for 15 years.
Careers are an “arc”. Know where you stand on it. That’s the first step.