I serve as a fractional chief growth officer for businesses in the SMB space.
Much of my time is spent advising my clients who are usually the owner, chief executive or leader in their business. Most of my clients have had successful businesses but they have plateaued or hit a wall. Often, they have blind spots and cannot see what is holding them back from achieving more.
Here's the first step for professionals
Try different things / disciplines. Find those you most enjoy. Become an expert. Be patient. Aristotle said "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation." This became the driving force behind buidling my own business.
"I really did not get Noise from my parents. They were always about doing something I was interested in. My dad said a degree in marketing would open up lots of opportunities...it has."