Changing careers is a tough, scary step to take. To help ease yourself into the process, entrepreneur Derek Sivers suggests you treat that change like Tarzan swinging across some vine.
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The idea here is to keep your contacts close through the process and to not just walk away from a job:
Remember how Tarzan swings through the jungle? He doesn’t let go of the previous vine until the next vine is supporting his weight.
So my advice is: Change careers like Tarzan.
Don’t let go of the old one until the new one is supporting you.
It’s a simple idea, but the metaphor’s a nice reminder that you don’t have to just jump into a career change head first .
Change careers like Tarzan [Derek Sivers]