This week I had a chat with someone who was 6 months away from finishing working for an organisation after 30 years of service.
He wasn’t clear what the next chapter was going to be.
I told him he had already observed the answer.
But his radar wasn’t on.
It was shouting ‘Yoo-hoo - I’m over here.
But he walked right past it.
It was under his nose all along.
But he was busy being busy.
We miss the signals because we are tuned out.
We are on the wrong frequency.
As I said this, he had a moment.
‘But Dave, how do I get on the right frequency?’
I told him this is what questions are here for.
I said this is what I would be asking for starters:
What changing human behaviour had he seen?
What will that mean for his next chapter?
What did he hear people talking about more and more?
What were people too scared to talk about?
That kind of thing.
We agreed to have another coffee in a month.
I can’t wait to hear what he has observed.
Always have your radar on.