Dig your well before you’re thirsty, explained
I heard this quote many years ago from USA entrepreneur, Harvey Mackay (I just discovered that Mackay has also written a book entitled: Dig your well before you’re thirsty). The quote was relevant recently because it seemed to be memorable with two executives I shared it with.
I mentioned the quote as a way of suggesting that the executives – who were contemplating a change in job role – to seek out people who could help them make a job change, and to do so now, well before the time that they wanted to make the change.
I urged them to take a risk and phone or email people, who could help them make their job role change, and offer to buy these people a coffee. That this would be a way to get on the person’s radar so the person could help them be better positioned for the change they wanted to happen at the future date.
The how to apply: In the next seven days reflect on the ‘Dig your well, before you’re thirsty’ quotation – in relation to things you want to happen six months or more from now. In particular, reflect on things you want to happen in your career and list people who might be able to help you. Then take a risk and phone or email a person(s) for a coffee catch-up.