Don’t Build, Grow

When you think of building something you think of creating a strong foundation first. Then adding solid construction on top of that. A building, when properly constructed is strong and can weather a storm.

A lot of people use the metaphor of building when it comes to their career. Heck one of the more popular websites in the field is called Career Builder.

But I’m not sure that is the best image to use. Today’s economy is dynamic. Its changing. With AI, automation and machine learning if you are not agile you’re not going to last.

Buildings are anything but agile. But you know what is? A garden.

Let’s reframe the discussion and start thinking about growing our careers like a garden. Carefully till the soil. Plant the right seeds. Clear out the weeds. Rest the soil when necessary.

If your career is growing and dynamic it will survive.