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And when gifted adults seek career guidance, they must filter feedback they receive from well-meaning advisors who are not familiar with their situation.
"Whoa! You're trying to be a jack-of-all trades and you'll end up a master of none."
"Wow! I've never seen anyone move as fast as you do. I'm sure you're going to be a success."
"You need to slow down."
"Focus on one thing at a time."
"I can't understand -- you need to focus."
"Boy, you're catching on fast! You must be well-suited to this field."
If you're gifted, you probably already have some idea that you're "different." Read a few books and articles. Browse websites. Understanding how you operate can help you avoid, "Why is this happening" questions and reach success on your own terms.
Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., author of Making the Big Move, offers straightforward career and business consulting to midlife professionals. *When your career means business" Your Next Move ezine: http://www.cathygoodwin.com/subscribe.html Website: http://www.cathygoodwin.com