You probably thought of Mark Zuckerburg from Facebook or maybe even Jeff Bezos from Amazon. Both men. And, it’s not that they aren’t great innovators and leaders, but it does raise the question: Why didn’t a woman come to mind first? The answer is that Zuckerberg and Bezos had an idea, and ran fearlessly and confidently with it until they saw success, and that women typically struggle with self-confidence and fear.
At least, I know I have, especially when it comes to the workplace.
We are all in pursuit of our dream job, and while some of us may already be settled into the perfect career, others of us are questioning the roles we’re currently in. At some point or another, all of us have asked ourselves, should I quit?
We’ve weighed the pros and cons, had discussions with our loved ones and mentors, and made decisions about our jobs based on the outcome of these lists and conversations. But, when do we really know that it’s time to leave a job and pursue something different? Are there situations where we might need to dig in our heels, endure the frustration, and stay longer than we thought we would? In today’s world of living-for-the-moment and chasing our dreams, how do we view jobs that may not be our passion?
Here are some thoughts to consider while discerning whether we need to tough it out in the job we’re in or turn in our two weeks notice.
We know right from wrong. We are aware of what it looks like to make wise decisions. But, what happens when we face adversity in the workplace?
Whether it’s beginning a new job, managing challenging interpersonal dynamics, or navigating a leadership role, each step in your career can present opportunities to act with integrity in order to feel accomplished both personally and professionally.
Though it may be difficult, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you progress in your career with integrity.
When I decided to try my hand at freelance work earlier in the year (Goodbye, Boring Cubicle was really helpful), one of the first things I did was reach out to other young women in the area who were successfully doing it.
I met up with a smart, friendly woman named Rachel who runs a business that focuses on freelance content creation. Of the many things I made note of during our coffee date, one of the most interesting and helpful was the importance of identifying and overcoming my “Imposter Syndrome”.
I had never heard of this physiological phenomenon before. Original studies have found it to affect women more often than men, though nobody is safe from feeling it regardless of sex, race, or background.
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