Whether you have a small business, work inside of a corporation, or are retired and starting round two, chances are you’ve struggled to feel successful at one point or another. Maybe your big ideas and confidence gave way to the reality that it’s harder than you thought or harder than others made it seem (from the outside looking in). Before you quit, ask yourself the questions below. Use it as your checklist to reflect and redesign before you resign.
Unfulfilled. Unhappy. Unsure. In a world where we’re all supposed to have postcard perfect lives, speaking many words that start with “U” have become the new “F” word. Equally taboo in some circles, “U” and “F,” yet one is so much more vulnerable. Maybe that’s why most people I know would rather shout f*ck from the rooftops than say “I’m unfulfilled, my life is not what I thought it would be, there has to be more than this.”
I know many leaders that believe that you should maintain a healthy distance from your team. You know, not get too involved on that icky, uncomfortable “personal level.” Those same leaders believe that someone who is very expressive at work or “over shares” does not have what it takes to lead. Period. End of discussion. Every emotion is like a black mark on their employee’s permanent record.