🔥 From today’s mailbag: “I don’t want to be a job-hopper, but everywhere I go I’m faced with unbelievable issues and struggle to be successful through no fault of my own. What do I do? Stick it out, or keep moving?” 🔥
👉 My response: Every job has issues, but all offer opportunities to learn and grow.
🌱 You’ve heard the adage that the grass is always greener on the other side, but the brighter hue could exist because of more manure (or the less appropriate word for it). It’s easy to be convinced that a change of scenery is more desirable, but if you water the grass you’re on, great things can happen.
🌟 Instead of picking apart the failures of your job, present solutions for problems! Align with the people who can make a difference or become one! You will never work in an environment that is perfect; it’s not to say you will never enjoy your job, but acceptance of it and what you do and your impact will go much farther than waiting around for changes. Be part of the solution!
😤 Frustration with a job is normal: everyone faces it. While frustration can greatly diminish your enjoyment of the business part of your world, being without a job or suffering through massive career uncertainty can trump these.
🌦️ Let’s face it: it’s a reaction to want to look elsewhere when things are not going our way. We’re in a storm. But what happens after the storm, no matter how long it lasts? The clouds part and the sun shines, and we’ve weathered another darkness. Stop, slow down, and think: what’s better – coming out on the other end of a storm, learning from it and being more valuable to your company because of your knowledge and experience? Or jumping ship to something brand new you have less experience in where you may have to take a step back or start all over when it comes to getting ahead?
🎯 Hopefully, you will find that your current role offers you the opportunity to take it one day at a time, head-on, and a chance at either advancement or making a difference and contributing to process change to rectify the issues you currently face. Even if it does not, do you have a goal you are working toward, and is the reality of getting to that point there?
🚀 Your decision to weather the storm you’re in or to jump to unknown country that has its own storms is up to you. However, your ability to withstand the pressures and uncertainties and process flaws in the job you currently carry will offer you experiences and value that is yet unbeknownst to you. It may very worth your while to explore that.
💪 Have you faced similar challenges in your career? How did you handle them? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!