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I’m on an exponential trajectory at my current consulting job, will likely make partner in 4 years tops. I’ve just started communicating my notice to the partners I work with and they’re casting so much doubt in my head. New job, VP, global company, high visibility. Large base increase, double % bonus than current, equity…however, their point is that in consulting, I’ll far pass all of that in 4-5 years and keep going. I worry about giving away my book of business and failing in industry…

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

Doubtful you would fail given your success to-date; however, you can always boomerang back if you want to return to consulting.

I exited consulting for more pay, better benefits, more variety in my work - no regrets!

Also, remember that in consulting those above you (more senior partners) want you to stay - you help contribute to their bottom line. Their advice to you may be colored by what works best for them.

You need to do what is best for you - and you’re the only one who knows what that is!

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Thank you for this! I feel my current path is guaranteed and most likely the easier one. However, I love a new challenge and know the new job will be super hard, but I won’t know if I can succeed unless I try. This is why they’re partners….they are very persuasive 😅

First, congrats! Sounds like this is a good problem to have.

I'll tell you about my spouse who didn't listen to me 😂

My spouse faced this decision recently and the exit would nearly double their comp. However they loved the work they were currently doing and they already earned far more than either of us need. My advice was to do what they would find most fulfilling. My spouse didn't leave, chose the money and is now miserable.

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I would say I’m very happy but this is a whole new challenge and amazing opportunity! Not just money, me staying would be the path to more money in a few years. I’m sorry your spouse chose to leave and regrets it, will old company take them back?

I’m not unhappy where I am and was not looking, was approached by an executive recruiter. I know the new job would be a big challenge and has risks as well, but I feel I have to try. I guess I just need words of encouragement from those of you who have made the leap and how it turned out well for you!

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My Husband was offered 7 digits to join a tier 1 firm. He is currently at a tier 2 firm but on the way to making partner (and making more than we need to support a family solely on his income alone). He has a safety net in his tenure as well as being very close to the people and chose to stay. His new company is more type A and very aggressive (one of my friends works there). We are happy with his decision given he would certainly have been working more hours and possibly with unpleasant people. We are not really gamblers and both of us value time over money now but it seems like you’re willing and open to the challenge so I say go for it!

OP it’s a challenge, new territory, AND you are getting paid more. Sounds like a win - you could always boomerang back

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