Few things complicate our life more than spending eight to ten hours a day, five to six days at a job you don’t like, doing something you don’t want to do.
Unfortunately, the process of figuring what you want to do then doing it isn’t necessarily simple. Unlike cancelling your subscription, which can be completed with an email or phone call, setting up your life so that you’re doing what you really want to do can take months.
Your task will be easier if you know what you want to do. Simply make up your mind to make the switch, and then do it. The process will no doubt include research, making new contacts, updating your CV, possibly going back to learn, maybe making a move across town or across country, and in some cases starting all over again.
If you don’t know what you want to do, you have the added burden of figuring it out, which could mean research, testing, counselling, experimentation, and then, as above, figuring all over again.
I have develop a free tools for my readers of Leavers to Leaders which gives you 14 questions to identify your influence and also gives a 4 pages report. I hope it helps you on your next decision. Click on www.leaverstoleaders.com/scorecard
But having successfully engaged and transitioned across government, military, business and the 3rd sector, each time I had to spent time figuring out what it is I want to do, and then arranging my life so I can do it.
I can tell you it is worth whatever complications you have to go through to get there, and it will definitely simplify your life in the long run.
During my conversation with Dr Nick Maguire at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, we talked about fear, stress & anxiety in decision making. Here is what he has to say:
My name is Samuel T. Reddy, born in Mauritius, my whole life has been about change. I am an author, CEO of TriAtis Leadership & founder of TriExForces. TriAtis is a learning and development organisation, we develop Leaders who stands out, become relevant and highly valued by impacting organisations. My book Leavers to Leaders highlights the Leaders Operating System (L.O.S) to ensure you:
• Shift your mindset to see opportunities around you.
• Use your current network to build your new career.
• Better lead others by understanding multi-generational staff.
• Lead your organisation effectively to drive change and results in a digital age.