I had an interesting conversation with a person today where they were expressing how it is a pretty slow time of the year as there didn’t seem to be much happening. The person responsible for helping them find work as well told them so which they accepted. That’s when I reacted by saying there were quite a bit of opportunities and gave various examples of it. The person was then very shocked of course which made them question all the information they were getting.
That made me think how it can be very important to constantly ask other professionals in your field at times as to what the state of the industry is and the type of things they have been doing. While you shouldn’t necessarily compare yourself directly to others as everyone has a different journey you can learn so much as to what is really happening out there as opposed to second hand information.
Many times even an outside analyst can get it wrong as an example where you still have to always educate yourself on what is happening through first-hand information. This could help you re-evaluate things like business partnerships too if certain people are always telling you things can`t be done whereas other people are doing it. Always helps to learn from others too.