99.9% of the time someone tells you to "stay in your lane" you can rightfully interpret it as, "Your success threatens me and I'm afraid I'm becoming irrelevant."
Your goals belong to you. You don't need your competitors to sign off on your business plan.
If your skill-set allows you to pursue new opportunities that make sense for your brand, your family, and your goals, go after them. You don't need permission from those who would rather see you fail.
Originally published April 2016