Is it time to move on from your current job?
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to our jobs and business. You might want to advance your career, improve your earning capacity, find a more interesting role, or a take a step away from work. It may just even be asking the question, “Am I ready for something new?”
Here are seven key signs we should acknowledge when it is time for a change and to move on.
7 Signs to Know It’s Time to Move On
Time to Move On Sign #1 – I’m not inspired anymore
You wake up every morning, enthusiasm to go to work. It’s been a long time since you were t felt ‘light’ for you. Now your activities seem useless and without any purpose; you no longer vibrate with them. You know all you have to know about your job, and you no longer can see how you could add more.
Time to Move On Sign #2 – I don’t feel the positive energy from my colleagues anymore
Your colleagues feel heavy in energy and their repetitive conversations seem insipid to you. They talk about the same daft subjects: their sports exploits of the weekend, the top scores of the last football or rugby matches, sports lottery and dishing the dirt. They are not good friends, except maybe one or two to whom you can tell your troubles and share your discomfort. You are looking for more nurturing conversations at the coffee machine, and you attend this place less frequently to have a break.
Time to Move On Sign #3 – I have no energy or effort for my work
You no longer have any initiative. You have not dared to talk to your manager about this situation. You know you have to do that at the next face to face meeting.
Time to Move On Sign #4 – My daydreams are better than my reality
You daydream more and more during the workday and ask yourself what else you could do. It is more and more difficult and heavy for you to get back to this reality. Tasks become bigger and bigger and you no longer know where to begin.
Time to Move On Sign #5 – I have lost interest in my subject of work
When people in your circle of acquaintances tell stories about the working world you think it’s no longer your cup of tea. Working on automatic pilot from Monday to Frisomething else but don’t really know what that could be.
Time to Move On Sign #6 – I don’t smile when I am doing my job
Following established company processes no longer make you smile. When you hear “way,” you want to make a fuss.
Time to Move On Sign #7 – I can’t progress anymore
When you began your job years ago, you committed to staying for 5 years. 8 years later you are still there.are in vain. There is always a very good reason to keep you at your place. Every time you ask to move your boss explains to you that it is better for you to stay where you are because there was no budget for this new post. In fact, there were external recruitments, and you stayed stuck at your place with more things to do.
Questions to Ask Yourself
If you recognize yourself in most of these scenarios, before diving into despair, you could ask yourself if it is time to move on to something different. Ask yourself:
- What do I aspire to?
- What do I imagine to do in 5 years? In 10 years?
- Where can I see me in 5 years? In 10 years?
- Is there anything else I could do?
- What do I desire?
- What do I love to do?
- Shall I stay with this company or not?
- What kind of jobs could I be interested in? In this company? In another one?
- What evolution can I have there?
The idea is to open the door to more awareness of what makes you vibrate and brings you happiness. This way you will be able to recognize this joy and vibration when you find a new activity. Because isn’t that your target? Being happy in everything you do? Have fun while doing what you like to do and earn money at the same time? Would your life be lighter like this? What would it take for you to be the creator of this life?
Asking questions will start a movement to change your career and give you a choice to discover the joy of careers and business.
Laurence Favier is a Joy of Business facilitator and highly experienced corporate executive. After more than 30 years in senior IT roles, particularly in project management and operations, Laurence made a conscious decision to adopt a more fulfilling and nurturing approach to work and impending retirement. After discovering Access Consciousness™, Laurence began to integrate these quick and effective tools into her own life and to teach them to others. She has swiftly become an Access Consciousness™ certified facilitator, a Being You facilitator and a Joy of Business Facilitator. Her knowledge of the corporate world is an asset to her clients – Laurence offers relevant and effective training for businesses and business leaders, as well as valuable insights for the well-being of employees. She provides training, conferences, workshops and one-on-one sessions. More information here: www.accessjoyofbusiness.com/facilitator/laurencefavier/