I guess many people prefer at least the idea of a career path that doesn’t get disrupted.
I’m not one of those people. I’m a big fan of disruption.
Sometimes fate hands me a huge and unexpected change in direction, like when I moved from the UK to Canada.
At other times, when I grow tired of waiting for fate to step in, I engineer a dramatic change of my own…like when I shifted from being a direct mail copywriter to being an online writer, at midnight on December 31st, 1997.
When I look back, even to when I was a teenager, I was a big fan of stepping sideways at precisely the point when the direct way forward was most clearly illuminated. (Got a place at Cambridge University in 1975. Decided to get a job in a stone quarry instead.)
How come? Why do I insist on disrupting my “way forward”?