Navigating Career Challenges: Stick it out or Keep Moving? – Embracing Opportunities for Growth and Success Amid Job Issues

๐Ÿ”ฅ 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?” ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ‘‰ My response: Every job has issues, but all offer opportunities to learn and grow.

๐ŸŒฑ 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.

๐ŸŒŸ 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!

๐Ÿ˜ค 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.

๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ 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?

๐ŸŽฏ 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?

๐Ÿš€ 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.

๐Ÿ’ช Have you faced similar challenges in your career? How did you handle them? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!



About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingramโ€™s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/Presidentโ€™s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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