99% of the time someone tells you to "stay in your lane" you can rightfully interpret it as, "Your talent and/or success threatens me and I'm afraid I'm becoming irrelevant because of it."
Should you try to be all things to all people or a "Jack of all trades"? No, and that's not what this is about.
If your skillset 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 or, worse, coast along in joyless mediocrity.
Your goals belong to you and ambition is not a dirty word. You don't need your competitors to sign off on your business plan.
Originally published April 2014