Updated: Jul 2, 2021
When I work with clients on job searches and we look at their job history, the same reason for changing comes up over and over.
Running away to an entirely new career/job often doesn’t address or fix the real problem which is “who you are when you are at work”. This is about what boundaries you have in place, your way of communicating, how you handle stress, your decision-making process, and how you relate to others.
Also, the way we are at work is a reflection, of who we are in the world, how we show up in our relationships, how we spend our free time.
The elements of your approach to living and working don’t change just because you quit your career or job. They will show up in the new field or job unless you address the reoccurring issue.
In order to have a successful and rewarding job/career you need to consider these 3 things:
1. Communication skills
Are you able to address issues as they arise, speaking clearly, calmly, confidently, and emotion-free?
2. Boundary enforcement
It is important to be able to speak up for yourself and say No or Yes from a place of balance, worthiness, and prioritizing your self-care and mental health.
3. Work-Life balance
Ensuring you have ways to unwind from work and having interests and hobbies that allow you to recharge is essential is to finding balance.
Take concrete steps now to change how you see yourself and how you interact with the world, whether it be working with a coach to address any communication issues or patterns that are reoccurring or begin to prioritize your life outside of work and bring more balance.