How much faster could you achieve your goals if you had complete clarity in advance about what it would take to achieve them? If you had examples of how others have accomplished what you are considering, a list of pitfalls and how to avoid them, and access to a network of resources, how much time would you save?
Information interviewing, when done right, gives you exactly that. People assume this technique is only about career transition, but you can use it to get clarity anytime you are considering doing something you haven’t done before.
You may think you don’t have time, you don’t know the right people, and even if you did they wouldn’t want to help you, but you might be surprised to find how enjoyable this process is for both parties, and how quickly you can learn exactly what you need to move forward efficiently.
If you’d like to learn more about how to use the Information Interviewing process to get clarity on any upcoming decision, feel free to watch the video below, which covers when to use this process, how to find people to talk to, what to ask, and what to do if you feel stuck.