Ever feel like you have made a mess out of your career and your life? This can happen from time to time. As we get a little older we start looking back and see things in a different light. Sometimes that light might be a little dimmer than previously thought.
So let’s say your career is in ruins. You have been fired or cannot find the right company to keep you for more than six months. Your resume looks like a revolving door or a “lazy susan” (sorry if you are named susan). These are tough circumstances. They are tough to get out of. But there is another way of looking at it.
When your career starts to crumble down around you, that might be a good thing. Might is too weak of a word….it IS a good thing. Crumbling and falling apart should send a signal to your brain that something is wrong. Is the industry you are in fading out? Is the job you are doing going overseas or being done by temp workers? Are you exhibiting some bad attitude to your coworkers and they don’t like working with you? All these (and more) could be derailing your career in your mind but really just smoke signals that something is wrong.
Go fix what is broken. Go ask someone to be honest with you about you. Get someone to shine a mirror in your face and see what they see.
Then clear away the rubble and fix what is broken.
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