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How to know if you’ve been in your job TOO long.

Feel like this in Your job?

Feel like this in Your job?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The brilliant Lifehack blog recently posted the 17 Signs You’ve Been Staying In The Same Job Too Long – take a look, it’ll make you smile!

If you find yourself agreeing with many (or ALL) of them – come back here and grab yourself a FREE copy of my new eBook: ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ – it will help you get clear about WHAT would be your perfect job and HOW you can move towards making that a reality.

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If you decide you’re one of the 80% struggling to enjoy their job at the moment, grab a copy of “Do You Hate Your Job?” right now at NO COST before you make any BIG decisions. If not for you – then for someone you know that’s struggling to get out of bed every work day.

It will help you understand if you can actually fall in love with your present job, or whether it’s time to quit.

Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s short, to the point, full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply – don’t look back on Feb 17th 2015 and find yourself exactly where you are now.

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Take this job and shove it!

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Thought this might be a bit of fun…

On a serious note – if you really are feeling this way – DON’T go and say this to your boss before you read this book:

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You may be one of the 80% struggling to enjoy their job at the moment but grab a copy of “Do You Hate Your Job?” right now at NO COST before you make any big decisions. If not for you then for someone you know that’s struggling to get out of bed every work day.

It will help you understand if you can actually fall in love with your present job, or whether it’s time to quit.

Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s short, to the point, full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply – get it now.
 
 

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Want to be a High Performer?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Brendon Burchard is a successful online marketer. He mixes with the elite in business and learns how they achieved their success. Then he models it, and applies it to his own business.

In this video he made a while ago he takes us through the 6 x Ps of High Performers. This inspiring video is about learning what the world’s most successful people focus on to create their results.

The Ps stand for Presence, Psychology, Physiology, Productivity, Persuasion and the most important P of them all – without it none of the others matter is…

…You’ll have to watch to find out. 🙂

To find out more about Brendon go to: http://brendonburchard.com/

Comment below with how this video inspired you.

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If you’re one of the 80% struggling to enjoy their job at the moment and you’re struggling to be a high performer, grab a copy of “Do You Hate Your Job?” right now at NO COST. If not for you then for someone you know that’s struggling to get out of bed every work day.

It will help you understand if you can actually fall in love with your present job, or whether it’s time to quit.

Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s short, to the point, full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply – get it now.

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8 circumstances that told me I was stuck in the wrong job

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

10 years ago I was stuck in a rut with my career. I didn’t know how to get out of my situation. You may be in a similar position yourself. Looking back there were 8 signs that told me I desperately had to change something.

These are the 8 circumstances that told me I was in the wrong job:

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 and…

8. I had no savings, no investments and no obvious prospects.

All of that changed one day with a simple shift in my Mindset. Within 3 months my life had turned upside down for the better!

Stay tuned for details of how you can get your f.ree copy of my upcoming book “Do You Hate Your Job?” which shows you how to make that all important Mindset shift.

Enjoy,

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.3)

Please read the first two parts if you haven’t already where we discuss what bothers you about your job and why:

Read Part 1 Here: Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.1)

Read Part 2 Here: Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.2)

In this post we explore…

How You Can Change It

Understanding what your own core values are will be a good indicator if the culture you are working in is a good fit for you. Write a list of your values and compare them with what you think your company stands for. Trust, honesty, fairness, responsibility for example.

In trying to change how you feel about your job The Harvard Business Review advises:

Look at yourself – could you be the cause of the issue?

Find meaning – finding meaning and purpose in what we do often leads to motivation and inspiration.

Alter what you do – by simply acting a different way you will change the results that you get, things could improve by that alone

Change who you interract with – often the catalyst for upset is another person, avoid them if possible, alter how you react to them by using some calming techniques such as deep breathing and pausing before responding

Resist complaining – what you think about you bring about – literally your own complaining could be creating some or all of the dissatisfaction you are experiencing.

Other ways may be to examine your company and identify other departments or sections you’d rather work in, then, retrain to work there if you need to.

Facing your fears can cause massive change too. If you are afraid of asking for a raise or to transfer to another department or to confront that colleague etc. weigh up the pros and cons of acting anyway. What are the potential consequences of facing your fear? Once you identify them they usually shrink – even if it’s just a little. Also, if you can identify them – then accept them, it’s much easier to take that step into the fearful.

Now let’s look on the positive side.

What is it that you like about your job? Everyone likes something about their job, no matter how small. What was it that first excited you about your job? Think of 5 things you like about your job right now and write them down.

Was that difficult? If so, then it’s possible you’re in the wrong job, or the wrong company. If not, then there’s still hope that you can fall in love with your job.

Some Common Mistakes

Let’s identify a couple of mistakes people make (I certainly did) when considering their present career situation.

1. I’m stuck and there’s nothing I can do about it. Actually, you just feel stuck. There’s plenty you can do about it which I’ll be discussing in my next post How to Change Jobs (coming soon).

2. I need to quit this job right now. If you have the finances in place then possibly, if not, this is the worst thing you can do. It’s easier to get a job from a job – ask anyone that’s been unemployed for a while. Take time to consider your options (more about this in my next post).

3. This is the wrong time to look for another job. With the economy as it is, unemployment rising still, inflation out-pacing pay rises – it would certainly seem that way. But actually, recession is a furnace for opportunity and I’ll be discussing how you identify yours in my next post.

Job Change Example

When I decided to quit my job 10 years ago I had previously thought all of the above. I had a ‘stuck in a rut’ mindset for years. That changed, and my circumstances followed shortly after. As I look back I realise I had more options than I could possibly have imagined – fortunately I persued more than one which has led to a much more balanced and fulfilled lifestyle now. This can happen for you too.

Summary

We started by exploring what it is about your present job that bothers you, whether that was a lack of purpose or meaning, lack of opportunity to learn and progress or you’re simply exhausted on a daily basis.

We then discussed ‘why’ these things bothered you. Maybe there are associations being made from previous experiences from when you were younger. We asked if why you chose this job in the first place and why those decisions may have led to your present dissatisfaction.

And today we looked at ways you can change your present circumstances and fall back in love with your job or at least identify whether you need to change it. We wrapped up with some common mistakes people make when they are feeling frustrated and trapped by their job – if this is you, please hold on at least until you’ve read my next post.

In that we will go deeper into how you decide to move on and what you move on to.

Hope you’ve found these last 3 posts useful.

Read Part 1 Here: Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.1)

Read Part 2 Here: Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.2)

Enjoy

Stu

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