The line between home and work is a BIG, FAT one, not a fine one……It’s best to remember not to bite the hand that feeds you. You might not care for the feeder, but it IS your meal ticket as long as you are gainfully employed.
Having lived with job loss from all sides, it has become a mission field for me now – helping and providing encouragement for the unemployed and those in job transition. An organized job search shared in community with others of similar circumstances moves you much more quickly and successfully through job loss and transition than trying to go it alone.
If your business is merely holding steady or on the decline, if you continue to cut services while raising rates….if you are failing to meet the needs of the world, prepare for free-fall straight into the history books. What got you here, won’t get you there!
…uncertainty, risk….emotional exposure. Ewww! Naked, scary stuff!…Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose…
With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?
….often the addiction simply grows in severity until YOU become a real workplace problem….Never, ever, ever hand your validation as a person or business professional to anyone.
Strong, effective, open communication is the foundation to empowerment and a trusting, healthy relationship.
In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?
I’ve noticed a chiasmic void occurring within those who have enjoyed successful, lucrative careers but find themselves in the unemployment line….”The problem is the more success you achieve the harder it is to change.”
Small wonder so many get frostbitten amidst the winter of their discontent.