In this Expert Insight Interview, Terri Duhon discusses reinvention and the future of success. Terri Duhon is the Non-Executive Chair of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd.; she is on the board of Morgan Stanley International and Rathbone Wealth Management. She likes to point out that her short bio is misleading without knowing the highs and lows along the way.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How reinvention helped Terri Duhon build a highly successful career
- The confidence that comes through reinventing oneself
- Why having a career plan from a very young age can be a hindrance to success
Reinvention has been the foundation of Terri Duhon’s career, and as she says, it is precisely the thing that has made her successful and more confident.
By her own account, she was not one of those people who have a very clear dream of where they’re going, and when she was a young student at MIT, she used to be so envious of people who had such clarity of where they were going. However, she ultimately figured out that all she needed to do was take steps forward.
When you’re in university, and straight out of it, everything is a learning experience because you really know nothing. However, once you get your first learning experience, you start to think critically about what you’re learning and how it can be applied to your future development.
Terri started on the trading floor at JP Morgan, and what she learned about herself was that it takes her about eight years to become bored with her current position and about two more years to figure out what’s next. She has found that reinventing herself time and time again gives her the confidence of knowing that she would be capable of finding her way through any struggle.
Not Having a Clear Plan
People often default into careers from a very young age, knowing that they would be doctors or lawyers even before starting college, and that is also perfectly fine.
That said, such an approach sometimes holds people back from reinventing themselves because they’re worried about the perception of the social circle they find themselves in at any given moment or the expectations they think other people have of them.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.