The recent events in the news regarding Harvey and Irma have captured the hearts and minds of many of us as we watched or have been personally affected by these 2 catastrophic events.
What has been most interesting to me is the decision-making process of people who decided to “ride it out” and those who chose to leave. I think there is a lesson in this for each of us that can be applied to both our personal and professional lives.
Do you know when it’s time to go?
Have you stayed at a job (or in a relationship) you knew was not the right fit for you? Staying longer than is beneficial for you and the other people involved can cause more damage and cost you in the long run.
Have you ignored the warning signs thinking you can “ride it out”?
eTIP: Know When It’s Time to Go
It is not “If” it is “When” you will find yourself in a situation that might not be the right fit for you.
Here are a few things to look for to help you determine “When It’s Time To Go”.
– Heed the Warning Signs – look for the 3 D’s, disengagement, disinterest or depression in yourself, how is the situation affecting you?
– Survey Your Environment – network, network and network within and without your industry, know the climate
– Gather your Resources – understand what you will need to weather the storm of job transition or a change in a relationship…support, finances, options, etc.
– Have an Evacuation Plan – don’t wait until the last minute to know which path you need to take. Think about it beforehand and determine the best road out of there.
– If you or someone you know is not in the right fit, then take action, life’s too short to be in a situation that you find unhealthy, unsafe, unproductive or simply that you hate!
Thinking about a job or relationship transition? Contact us, we can help you sort things out and determine “When It’s Time To Go”!