A couple of days ago in my ‘Comfort & Riches Parable‘ post I mentioned I’d share with you how I identified that I was in the wrong job and how I got out.
Here you go…
About 10 years ago I decided that working for someone else was not making me happy, not securing my future, not fulfilling me, not helping me contribute in a wider way and not helping me follow my passions.
I had reached an impasse.
I realised something had to change, and I was the one that had to change it. You can read more about it in the My Story section on this blog.
So here were some of the warning signs that lead me to this radical change:
#1 I found that I was short tempered a lot of the time
#2 I had no clarity about my future
#3 I felt frustrated most of the time with no clear understanding of why
#4 I felt stuck, and didn’t know which way to turn
#5 I dreaded going in to work every day and even had daily anxiety pains in my chest
#6 Even though I’m not a natural worrier I found myself having worrying thoughts about what my life meant, if I would ever achieve the goals I had as a kid, and whether I was going to have an enjoyable retirement
#7 I felt like a huge bundle of potential tied in a knot, unable to undo it all
#8 I had no savings, no investments and no obvious prospects to progress.
If you can relate to any or ALL of them, I’m going to guess that you are not in the right job either. For me, I decided that working for myself was the way forward.
So, what should you do?
In my next post I’ll explore ways you can determine if there’s still a chance you can fall back in love with your job or, whether you have to get out to get on.
Until then, enjoy, breathe, relax and know there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.