Let’s Fix Work Episode 79
I want to share a story with you this week. It starts out like this: a long time ago, I took an HR Advisor job for a well-known company, and the job sucked. It sucked the life out of me and it sucked my energy. It was downright horrible. And yet, I had an inkling, on the day it was offered, that the choice may be a bad one. But I moved forward because I had a pile of student debt to pay off. And while I did gain some experience and worked on national and international levels, it was not all it was cracked up to be. The biggest lesson from that tumultuous time in my worklife was this: I did not have to take that job and when I realized it was a bad fit, I didn’t have to stay with it.
So this week on the show, the guest is me and I’m talking about putting yourself first, taking control of your career, and being your own HR representative. There is no leadership without self-leadership. So if you’re looking around and you’re waiting for someone to be the person to make a change, look in the mirror because that person is you. Now sit back and listen to this week’s eye-opening episode of Let’s Fix Work.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- How I let money drive my decision, realizing later that had I just fixed my relationship with money, I could have had a different relationship with work (and you can too)
- Realizing you are the only person who can fix work for you
- If you are unhappy in your career, you can make a plan, you can invest in yourself, and you can invest in your wellbeing
- Acknowledging if you’re looking for work and you take something only because of money, you’re complaisant
- Understanding the era of learned helplessness is over