I love sitcoms. I get a few laughs and no matter what kind of trouble befalls the main character, it all gets resolved by the end of the 29th minute. Sickness, joblessness, relationship trouble – it all goes away at the end of the show.
It is too bad that our careers don’t go that way.
If we want something to change like a relationship or the work we do, we have to make that change happen ourselves. We can’t just wait for the next commercial and hope for the best.
Making a change requires thought and action. Throwing resumes at job postings will not cut it. Having coffee with friends just to vent is also not going to fix anything.
- What specifically do you want to change?
- Which parts of your job do you do best?
- Who needs what you do?
- How can you get a conversation going with the right people?
Keep in mind that the things you want to fix or change might be present where you are now. You won’t know if you don’t ask.
So, here is your challenge this week: give up two sitcoms and one reality show. That will give you two hours to think about this stuff and start to formulate at plan.
Bye bye Bachelorette and hello new job!