Accepting the Reality of a Troubled Career
You know the worst thing about a wonderful career that has turned into a painful day job that you can barely stand?
Accepting this new reality as fact.
Denial and resistance are your worst enemies as you go through the decline of what was once a promising career. I look back and see the time I wasted in the land of denial and resistance – denial that it was happening and resistance to do anything about it.
But do you think I was alone? Heavens no!! I watched countless smart, intelligent, highly qualified and technically savvy co-workers stay in that rut, and many of them are still in it and refuse to get out!
Are you in a career rut? Are you also in denial and resistance of change? I know how terrifying it feels to even consider the possibility of switching or moving around when you are still holding on to that initial beautiful vision.
It’s like in relationships. You fall in love. You are both happy and blissful. Everything is going great. Then things change. The other person stops pulling their weight. They stop meeting your expectations. They stop delivering on their promises. They stop being good for you. And what do you do? You stay there. You just stay there, hoping and praying for a change because you refuse to accept the reality.
Except change happens with you. Period. If you don’t make your change happen, someone else makes their change happen to you and that’s never – never EVER – in your best interest.
Why Good People Stay in Bad Jobs
Between us, this inaction really gets to me. It irks me to no end to see good, smart, intelligent people wait around for their careers to change, to get better, and for their bosses to treat them better, and for their overdue promotions to show up!
It irks me because they become a victim of the broken system, and they can’t see it – just like I didn’t see it. When you are in it, you forget your true potential and you give up the full spectrum of your opportunities, because you are so busy holding on to that first vision of what your career should’ve been.
You fill your head with fears that make no sense, and with the wrong influence from the media or your co-workers or your friends telling you that you can’t do something else so you should just be grateful for your job! Excuse me, I know they mean well but how do they have a clue as to what you can and cannot do? Even you don’t know the extent of your own potential because when you are in a bad job, your skills, abilities and agility start to fester and rut. It’s not pretty but it’s the reality, baby.
How to Move From Resistance into Action
You see, I only realized all of my denial and resistance patterns after I had finally made the move out of my corporate job. I believed the rubbish self-limiting thoughts and I waited like a fool for the longest time.
I don’t want that to happen to you.
I don’t want to lose precious time now that you can’t ever get back, and I don’t want you to count on empty hope that things will magically improve someday. They won’t!
In these 5 FREE educational videos, I teach you practical, actionable and immediately applicable tips that you can do in your job to-morrow to get better results. These are videos that precede the fast-approaching Smart Exit Blueprint (August 20th start date).
So if you are in a troubled career, I urge you to take some quick smart actions to turn that ship around. Watch these videos where I share my proven strategies that can help you make the turnaround.
Maybe you need the paycheck.
Maybe you need to arrange time for a side-hustle. Maybe you need to leave right away to leave your sanity. These videos give you tips that help you take charge of the situation.
A year from now, you will wish you had taken action today. I know your intentions are good. And I know the resistance and the denial that comes with watching a good career fall short of your expectations. I can help you with your exit plan out of that situation and into the right place for you, IF you are willing to commit and invest in yourself.
If so, then the Smart Exit Blueprint is ideal for you, so grab your seat and I’ll see you in class!