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	I get emails from many people who want to make a big change in their career.
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	Each one wants to quit their current career, and boldly leap into their new venture or preferred lifestyle.
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	When they ask my advice, they think I’m going to say, “Yes! Quit! Go for it!”
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	But instead, they’re surprised at my suggestion:
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	Remember how Tarzan swings through the jungle?
	He doesn’t let go of the previous vine until the next vine is supporting his weight.
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<img src="/images/tarzan-600x450.gif" alt="Tarzan swinging on vines">
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	So my advice is: Change careers like Tarzan.
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	Don’t let go of the old one until the new one is supporting you.
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	And make sure you don’t lose momentum.
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	P.S.  I highly recommend reading the book “<a href="/book/SoGood">So Good They Can’t Ignore You</a>” for more thoughts on this.
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	P.P.S.  Full credit for the “momentum” metaphor goes to <a href="http://philippantar.com/">Philipp Antar</a>, from the comments, below.
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