Welcome to Season 1, Episode 9 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. I’m excited to bring you a topic that has really gotten a lot of attention from our readers: when do you know when it’s time to quit your job? I recently wrote a blog post, 20 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job, and it got many interested comments and conversations started from you! In today’s podcast you will hear from myself and host Kristen McCall as we dive deeper into this topic.
In this episode you will learn:
- How to stay content and grateful even if you’re in a season where you don’t enjoy your work
- Why your attitude and perspective might be holding you back from enjoying your work
- Characteristics of an excellent employee
- How to know when it is time to resign from your job
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“I’m in a small group in my church and we have people that represent five different organizations in the small group. The same problems exist in every organization. It’s work. It’s people. There isn’t a perfect green pasture. I do think there are reasons for you to quit your job. I think if you’re not using your gifts, and you have done an attitude check and you’re just not in the right place for you to thrive. Then it might be time to quit your job.”
“‘Attitude is the paintbrush of life.’ You are painting your own canvas of your life.”
“Perspective is important. I believe that if you don’t have that sense that you can thank God for your job, then it maybe time for a check up or a check out. You really need to get a coach or somebody that can help you walk through that to determine where you can best use your gifts to make a change in life. Life’s too short. The gifts that each of us have to contribute to work is too important and it maybe a season that you’re in a bad place. We all have those but there needs to be a change. I think you want to be in a workplace that you thrive, that you grow and that you feel a part of the team. If that’s not happening, I would say it might be time to check out and do something different.”
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