Ok, so you finally came to the realization that your job wasn’t for you and decided to quit in order to start your own business like you’ve always dreamed of! So now what? The emotions that we have during this transition period are crucial to manage in order to make sure that we are successful in our new purpose, instead of panicking and falling back into our old way of thinking. If we allow ourselves, we will let doubts creep in about whether we made the right decision or not, others will get in our head saying we should have never left our stable job with benefits in the first place, and before you know it we find ourselves searching on careerbuilder.com for jobs that are eerily similar to the one that we just summoned up the courage to leave.
Don’t want this happening to you? Then listen up because these 5 steps are absolutely critical in order to maintain the courage you had to quit your job, and the strength to avoid hitting the ever-tempting panic button. The most important thing that we can take control of in our career is our emotions. The good news is that we have complete control over our emotions, meaning we only feel what we allow ourselves to feel. As a result we have no one to blame but ourselves for the negative emotions we feel and no one to thank but ourselves for the positive emotions we feel. The bad news is that we often don’t have a strategy to follow in order to manage these emotions. Your emotional control is a lot like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it becomes, so get your workout gear on and follow this regime until controlling your emotions in your career becomes a skill that is second nature to you.
Category: Career Change