I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had conversations with people about their jobs in the past 3 and a half years. All types of people, from all walks of life, from across the globe. So many people in so many industries are so utterly miserable that it’s truly heartbreaking.
The overwhelming argument I hear as to why they can’t change jobs, is fear. It is drummed into them that if they leave, they will never get another job, that they aren’t that good anyway, that they are lucky to have a job at all, and that they should be grateful for being forced to work under completely unreasonable circumstances in the first place.
My answer to that : UTTER NONSENSE!
You have to remember that the owners of these mega corporations can only thrive if we as humans stay dumb, numb, uneducated, scared and intimidated. They use endless strategies to ensure us mere humans tow the line and do what we’re told to ensure that we never figure out that there are alot more of us than there are of them.
You are an amazing, omnipotent human being with endless potential and options. Remember who you are! You have the power to change your stars at any stage of your life. Don’t be afraid, be brave. There is another life for you out there, don’t listen to the doomsayers. You are not trapped, you are not worthless, you are not stupid. Remember who you are and reinvent your world.
What would you like to do if money were no object?
PS : Listen to this clip :
When one door closes, many new doors open. Just follow your heart and believe in yourself. If it doesn’t work, you can just go back – but I’m willing to bet that won’t be necessary. Good luck out there and keep me posted when you find the opportunity you’ve always been waiting for. 🙂
Thanks for this article Veronique. Am very inspired, because i feel trapped and am scared to venture out there that may be i won’t find a job or a new opportunity. But am inspired to take be brave and find new challenges to be free and fulfill my potential.
I found today’s blog topic to be incredibly well-timed.
Today, at the age of 61, this is part of an ad I posted to Craigslist in Chicago.
“Seriously, I’m a business professional with three decades of experience who is wagering his business career on his love of Microsoft SharePoint and project management.”
I didn’t choose the tandem of Microsoft SharePoint and project management. It chose me.
I don’t advocate that people quit a job before finding their next job. But I do know that it takes courage to walk into a room of 30 SharePoint professionals in Chicago, IL USA and announce that you’re a SharePoint evangelist (when you’re just a novice). It takes courage applying for SharePoint business analyst positions when you don’t have “years of experience”.
In life, at some point, you will need to walk courageously or not walk at all. Whether it’s a new job, illness, sadness, or just new surroundings, we are faced with challenges. If we practice small acts of courage every day, the larger acts of courage will come when we need them.
Here’s hoping your readers follow your advice today: “Don’t be afraid. Be brave.”
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