The “right” choice may be more than one – think creative combinations
A lot of clients I have worked with are in industries dealing with massive disruption – financial services, media, education. Either/or decisions like should I stay or go or should I take this job or not cannot be fully explored with an either/or mentality. Sometimes the right choice is yes/ and. For example, one of my education clients was struggling under a promotion to more administrative duties while still trying to juggle her outside interest in teaching with education technology, which wasn’t supported in her job. Should she stay or go? We reframed the issue to look at ways she could succeed at her job and fulfill her tech interests. Even if you leave a job eventually you want a good reference, and when you’ve accepted a promotion, you want to show some positive results. At the same time, if your passion lies elsewhere don’t deny your interests. My client started consulting on tech issues and speaking at conferences – it raised her profile at her current job, while building a brand that would ultimately support a change if she needed one. As it turned out, she preferred the combination of traditional job and side business.
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Originally published on March 12, 2017 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau