When is it time for the next chapter?

I’ve been doing a lot of work about my business and really want to be intentional about the next 5, 10 years of my career. I’ve co-owned my business for 7 years with a great business partner. For the last 5 years, I’ve really been stuck in apathy and didn’t really try. I did good work for my clients, showed up, but was really negative/passive about it.

After nearly a year in SCS my view of my business (and my partner) has completely changed. I’ve never been so deliberate, clear, and tried so hard in this business. I’ve developed happiness around it (which blows my mind looking back at how much I disliked it for so long). I really do enjoy it for the most part. Of course it’s not perfect, but I have shifted my energy and action around it completely.

So here’s the thing… I have this feeling. This needling feeling… like I am meant for something else. I don’t know what. Just that this isn’t what I’m meant to do for the next decade. I’ve been trying to ask myself…. what else would I do if this wasn’t it? Should I go on my own and fly solo without a partner? Really hone in on what I want to do vs. compromise with a biz partner? Should I move into the corporate world? etc…

I’m making progress in the sense that I’m starting to let myself dream a bit… In a way I haven’t before. BUT… I know Brooke says you shouldn’t leave a job until you are happy in it. So, here I am, happy in my job. I really could devote another 5 years and go “all in” and see what happens. Or should I continue to explore this alternative option of Plan B?

I feel myself sort of curious, excited, dreaming about Plan B… But, I also don’t know if it’s just indulgent… Like it’s easier to say “I’m done with this current endeavor” and move on to something fresh and exciting? AKA dreaming of Plan B…

What next?

Thank you!