Think you might need to leave your job?
Maybe you’re wondering, worrying, stressing about it.
But here’s what happens: you keep wondering, worrying, stressing about it—and never make a decision.
I get it. We’ve all been there.
WHY IS THIS SO BLASTED HARD?
It’s because no one is telling you the secrets to making the right decision for you.
But you deserve to know them, now.
To Stay or To Leave Your Job? Four Secrets to Help You Decide
You don’t have to leave your job to change your life at work.
What if everything you needed at work was actually right in front of you, right now?
Here’s a surprising fact: often, it is.
You’re unhappy or frustrated at work because something needs to change.
But you have more power than you realize the make the change you need–right where you are.
Yes, that means that maybe you don’t have to throw yourself into the job market.
You likely have more options than you realize to change your life at work without changing everything in your life.
But you’re going to have to do a few things:
- Get clear about who you are right now, and what you really want from your work;
- Challenge your assumptions about what’s possible and take a hard, honest look at what’s real, and
- Get into focused action to have bigger, sometimes tough conversations to create the change you want.
It’s all do-able. In fact, I tell you how when you take my quiz here:
You actually DO have options, right where you are. (Yes, even you, in your profession, with your experience, in your town, in your company, in this economy.)
And these aren’t pie-in-the-sky, fantasy options; they’re the real deal for the real you.
Once you understand the secret that you don’t have to leave your job to change your life at work, you’re ready for real change that can make all the difference.
There are just three things you need in order to start looking for your next opportunity.
Sounds a lot simpler than the thousands of things other people are telling you that you need, right?
Time after time, these magic three things continue to be true:
You may know what you don’t want (your current boss/commute/schedule/paycheck, etc.), but what the heck DO you want?
You’ve got to get brave and get clear about not only what you want, but who you are and what’s important to you right now.
What do you believe about yourself? Or what stories are you telling yourself?
Building your confidence and winning the battle of the brain can create change in an instant.
Yes, you CAN control your experience at work, whether you stay right where you are and initiate changes or whether you start an external search.
If you’re feeling you’ve lost control, it’s time to use proven tools to get it back.
Got these three things? If not, focus there first.
(We go deeper into these three must-haves in Lesson 2 of my on-demand video course, “Should I Stay or Go? How to Make a Better Career Decision (With More Confidence & Less Stress.” Get the first lesson here, free.)
Your next step doesn’t have to be your last—no matter how old you are.
Are you too old for some things?
Well, if it’s hot pants and extreme sports, probably. (Except for you, Bob—but not both at once, please.)
But taking a new step in your working life?
Today, the reality is it’s never too late.
Let’s look at what’s true.
- Vera Wang didn’t start designing clothes until she was 39.
- Ray Kroc was 51 when he stumbled upon the hamburger stand that later became McDonalds.
- Bernie Marcus co-founded The Home Depot at age 50.
- Susan Boyle never sang professionally until her “Britan’s Got Talent” debut at age 48.
- Ronald Reagan wasn’t elected to public office until he was 55.
People are changing paths more often, and even working longer–not just because they have to earn a living, but in many cases today, because they want to do meaningful work while they’re alive.
Increasingly, doing great work that works for you is not about your age–it’s about your energy.
Stop thinking that “retirement” is the end.
For those of you in the US, if you were born in 1960 or later, your “official” Social Security retirement age is now 67, not the assumed 65. So that’s two more years than you may already be thinking.
Plus, why would you let Social Security decide how long you work? Have you noticed how may energetic, vibrant 70+ old folks are out there?
If you’ve been feeling zapped of any spark in your current gig, isn’t it time to get that spark back before you feel as old as you are?
And remember this—no matter how old you are today, you’re going to be older tomorrow.
So why are you waiting?
You’re not alone. There’s help.
That’s why we’re here. And I think, why you’re here, too.
I’m so glad you’re here.
What I know from working with successful professionals just like you is that you CAN change your life at work without changing everything in your life.
You just have to follow a proven process that helps you take focused steps toward your new decision.
Remember, you’re not helping anyone by staying stuck and continuing to wonder whether you should stay or leave your job.
It’s time to decide. The world needs you.