When we find ourselves in an undesirable or even toxic work environment, it's natural to start looking for an exit. This makes sense! Especially when a situation escalates to the point where it's affecting your ability to connect with the people around you even outside of work.
Often when people talk with me, they've already gotten to the stage of dreading work on Monday morning. They're already stressed, anxious and over it.
Today's video is about the moments of decision that come through these difficult situations. When you're asking the question "Should I stay or should I go?" it's important to also ask "Am I being pushed or am I being pulled." I also introduce a new group coaching program I'm offering called Breakthrough.
It's for folks looking to cultivate more of what they want in their career story, either by stepping into more of their power in their current job, or by completely re-imagining their career.
I invite all of you to make a decision about what's next based on where you're being PULLED, not just based on where you feel pushed. Here's what I mean:
Push factors are the things that drive you away from a job. Low salary, insufficient benefits, company culture, manager relationships, possibility for upward movement, etc.
Pull factors are about what you're attracted to in a new situation. This can be about A LOT of different things. Maybe you feel pulled to relocate and start an adventure in a new city. Maybe you feel pulled to start a non-profit! Maybe you feel pulled to start a family, or open a coffee shop, or start flipping houses, or go to seminary.
... The important differentiator here is that pull factors are about what you WANT, and push factors are about what you don't want.
The thing of it is, is that until we are crystal clear about what we WANT... we are letting the stuff we don't want drive the car. See what I'm saying? If all of your decisions are about moving away from something you don't want, you may not be making any meaningful progress toward the thing that will ultimately fulfill you.
It's always important to take care of yourself, and I'm a huge advocate of trusting your gut. If your gut says get out, get out. AND: I'm also a huge advocate of exploring what that's about. It's important to make important career decisions in full alignment: total trust in ourselves, our scene partners and the creative process. It's important to make decisions based on what you WANT... not just based on what you don't want.
I'd love to help you get clarity on this. If you're struggling in your day job, please know that there is HOPE, and the solutions and new opportunities that will bring more joy and freedom to your life could be just around the corner. They're closer than you think!
I know this, because I've lived it myself and I see this affirmed over and over again in my clients lives. It doesn't matter what today looks like or feels like - the past does not dictate the future. It is my passion to help passionate people cultivate careers that match their values and support their highest good.
Let's talk! There's room for you in both individual coaching program, and the new group coaching program.