Are you searching for a new job? Are you looking to change offices?
Why? What are the reasons you’re looking to make the jump?
Do you like your reasons?
How do you think you’re going to feel when you leave?
How do you think you’re going to feel at the next job?
Some reasons are for your personal growth, and you can make the decision from a good place out of love for yourself and those around you. You can leave with peace, and maybe even have a big going away to celebrate all you’ve done for the office. These reasons may be something like:
-You want to learn a new skill
-You want to work for a company with additional benefits
-You want to take the next step in your career path
On the other hand, some reasons may be coming from a negative place where you’re thinking of all of the things that you can’t stand about your job. You think the grass is greener somewhere else, and you just need to change your circumstances so you can be happy. These may be something like:
-You’re tired of your job
-Your boss doesn’t appreciate the work you do
-You don’t get along with your coworkers
If your reasons are from a good place, it may be time to start planning your exit strategy. Start looking for a job that checks off all of the boxes for what you want next. You’ll likely want to give the office a notice prior to your departure out of consideration for the continuity of the office. Now, it’s important
that you don’t take this decision lightly. Be prepared to feel all the feelings that come with leaving the job and your coworkers, as well as the feelings that come with starting something new. The more that you prepare for the transition, the better the experience will be for you.
Finally, when the reasons are coming from a not so good place, you need to work on your mind friend! I’m willing to bet you money that if you make the decision to leave because you’re not happy where you are, you will get to the next job and find people you don’t get along with, or tasks that you don’t enjoy, or a boss that’s not so awesome. THERE is not always better than HERE. If you can get to a place in your mind where you don’t have any expectations of the job or the people around you, you can be happy anywhere.
To wrap it up, I invite you to A) take the time to get clear on your reasons why you are looking for a new job, B) only leave when the reasons are coming from a good place, and C) do the mind work that is required to transition to a new job or love the one you have!
If you’re having trouble deciding whether it’s time to find a new job, I can help you!
Book a free call to get clear on your reasons why.
You can and should be happy at work.