This is for everyone who is keeping employment that no longer fits. Maybe it awhile was right for, for a certain time and place in your life. But not any more. When was the last time you jumped out of bed with enthusiasm in what your day would bring? I’ve heard all the excuses.
Hell, I’ve made them. You know that job is sucking your spirit and it’s time to leave. The thing left to decide is how. Above all, you want it to be your decision. Don’t let boredom and apathy lead to an attitude that gets you fired or passed over.
Who wants to work with a burnout no matter how skilled these are? The true number one reason people stay in bad careers is concern with the unfamiliar. Are you hanging on to something it doesn’t fit just because it’s familiar? What if the unknown wasn’t frightening? Imagine if it was filled up with joy and delightful possibilities?
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Sure, there’s that changeover period where you leave what you can do in your sleep and head into new place. I assure you that the downhill slip of staying too much time is much larger than the steepness of just a little learning curve. How might you make unidentified territory more comfortable?
Learn about any of it. Do research. Speak to people. Do informational interviews. Volunteer, be considered a trainee. Find ways to educate yourself. Go to school. Hire a trainer. Shine some light on the stuff the scary ignorance and it’s really no big offer. If you’re attracted to it you almost certainly have a knack. There are a lot of successful people in the world who just decide that they know very well what they’re doing.
I’ll never forget my friend Susan, a beautiful and confident woman who discovered her present for presenting and public speaking in Toastmaster’s and continued to become highly paid consultant just because she made the decision she was worth listening to. I had just finished grad college and was looking to get my nerve up to go pitch companies. A book was read by her or two, made a demonstration, and was all of a sudden crossing the country getting big fees.
There’s too much to be said for chutzpah. Part-time or pilot tasks work well especially if you’re thinking about venturing from your own. The hours are long when you do not give up your entire day job but if you are pursuing your enthusiasm you generally can find the energy. Cater a friend’s party for the cost of the materials.
Print some business credit cards on your computer. Do some pro bono work for a civic group for the testimonials. Before long you’ll feel ready to go for it. That is the best. I get tremendous energy from leaping off metaphorical cliffs. Instead of screaming “NO”, try saying “Wheee!” or “Geronimo.” I’ve crossed the united states on three occasions with no job no place to live.
I keep having gentle, successful landings therefore i keep leaping. Sometimes it takes a geographic change to grab yourself out of a rut. Try something out and find out when you can travel there. So maybe you’re not a leaper. You can arrange for contingencies, save that nest egg. Find an answer for all the what-ifs.
But take care not to over prepare. Just how likely are those eventualities you are covering? There comes a point when it’s time to take steps. Remember, if you only do what you already know how to do your world would get quite stale. Growth is an essential part of life.