Letterman has his top 10 and Coach Kevin has his top 5! Here it is—career advice for you in no particular order!
5. You’ve mentally checked out. As a popular movie from the late 90’s aptly pointed out, “Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays”. If this is the case, and it’s every day—including Monday— it may be an indication that a job search is in your future.
4. There’s no room for professional growth. No one likes to be stagnant, not even rain puddles. If you’ve hit that invisible ceiling or there’s no place to go but down on the corporate ladder, it’s time to reevaluate your goals and make some changes.
3. Your work environment is: (a) toxic (b) hostile (c) of questionable integrity or (d) all of the above. Not a good situation to be in. It’s definitely time to get out of Dodge!
2. You are not appreciated for you daily contributions or fairly compensated for your education, efforts, and expertise. Sometimes a simple “thank you” or “great job” is all that it takes. While other times “show me the money” is more appropriate. It’s difficult to stay motivated and on-task when you’re feeling underappreciated.
1. You’ve lost the passion for your position. Your work is no longer aligned with your values. Either you have grown or your company has embarked on a different path. Either way, it’s time to do some soul searching and discover what your passions truly are and how they match up with your talents.
Now these Top 5 Reasons should be taken tongue-in-cheek and I’m certainly not advocating that someone quit their current job to go in search of the promised land. What I am suggesting is that if you are not happy in your current position or with your current employer, it may be worth doing some investigating to find out what is making you unhappy and to see what it would take to make you fall in love with your job again.
I’d love to help. Either give me a call or get my free guide “3 Steps to Feeling Purpose and Meaning in Your Work” and together we can get you looking forward to Monday again.