One year for my birthday, my sister gave me this t-shirt... I laughed when I opened it.
She said, "You know- you say this a lot... like ALL the time." I hadn't realized it- until the next week, when I was speaking with a long time friend and heard myself saying it. I guess I did say things wee fine quite a bit. (Leave it to your sibling to bring the brutal honesty!)
As the oldest of 4 children, growing up, I was always the leader, the "tough one", the one in charge. So, I guess it was just inherent to me to just do what needed to be done.
But, once my sister brought all my "fining" to my attention, I realized I had to make some changes to what was only "fine" in my life... to make some upgrades... to make things better and even great in my life.
Truth be told- I'm a little bit of a productivity nut. If I can't check off my list at the end of the day, I'm bummed.
Fast forward to today, and let me ask you:
So, what's "fine" in your life?
How's your job?
How's your boss?
Do you love your line of work, or is it just "fine"?
Have you simply convinced yourself that "fine" isn't bad; it's comfortable; it's predictable. It's well... fine!
Have you self-talked your way into compliance, sitting still, withstanding wherever you are in your career because of COVID or because the holidays are approaching?
Well let me tell you what- that is some of the worst self-talk you can give yourself. You probably wouldn't give it to a friend, so why give it to yourself?
You may be quite tempted to put your desire for a new job or new career on hold now. However, I'm here to tell you- that is the ABSOLUTE WORST THING you could do!!!
Settle for status quo- please don't.
In January, there will be more folks whose jobs are being affected for the first time by downsizing.
Companies that may have put hiring on hold for now- when they are ready to rock and roll- they are ready to rock and roll and will go to their current pool of candidates- not wait for you to apply.
December college graduates will be hitting the job market.
If you've been contemplating a change, don't feel bad or guilty. But, don't just stand there, either.
Fine is not good. Fine is not great. Fine is only well...fine.
Focus on the things that energize you and where you want to spend your time.
Remember- to not use your talents for what they are intended is a disservice to those who need you.
I have very limited strategy sessions, only 4 spots each week (no charge, but valued at $100). However, they are gobbled up quickly.
So don't delay.
Take a positive step for YOU. No reason to feel guilty. But if you don't make yourself a priority, who will?
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Grateful to serve those in career transition, those needing help discerning career paths, their talents and strengths. I work with high school students, college graduates, entry level and mid-level professionals, and senior level executives.
This Thanksgiving season, let me leave you with this quote from Richard Bach:
"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you."