Are you missing your window?
It may be 2022, but people are still leaving their current jobs just like they did in 2021.
This begs the question: should you leave as well?
The reality is that while a large number of women are participating in the Great Resignation, an equally large number won’t even allow themselves to consider leaving their current company.
Let’s go through the 3 most common reasons.
Reason 1: The Company Has Given Me So Much
Our internal dialogue goes like this:
“Hum . . . what if I did leave?”
(Smile breaks out on your face. Then you frown and your head shakes.)
“Oh, no. I can’t think that. This company has given me so much. I can’t be disloyal and leave!”
Have they really given you so much?
More than you deserve or have earned?
Let me be the friend you need right now and answer this for you, “No, they have not.”
You have shown up every single day; early, late, sick, having to choose between a school award’s day for your kid and a company meeting and you chose the meeting.
You have given your all.
No doubt you have worked an average of 60 hours a week and are an integral part of the organization.
So let’s be clear, that idea of “given you so much” is off the table.
Reason 2: The Company Is Counting on Me to Deliver
OK, so if reason 1 is off the table, maybe your new rationalization is:
“I can’t leave, I haven’t achieved what I set out to accomplish here and I always finish what I start.
I’m committed to my team and my mission.”
Look, I love that you have the integrity to finish what you start.
But this is not your marriage, war, or a “no man left behind” type of situation.
The reality is that saying and believing this politically correct answer is holding you back.
If other leaders believe this, good for them.
But know this, those are the people who aren’t exiting in the Great Resignation either.
Having this reason guide your career gets you longer hours and more urgent fires to put out.
And what do you get in return for that extra effort?
Unfortunately, you don’t get praise or appreciation, instead, you’re told that you’re “too much” and you need to tone it down.
Reason 3: The Company Is Going to Fire Me, I Must Fix It
Hearing the “too much” conversation kicks you into reason 3, which means your reason for not leaving your current company is:
“I haven’t been able to figure out how to win in this environment.
I must figure it out.
I am committed to winning here!”
Now you spend each day trying to figure out how to stand out and fit in; living the Female Corporate Paradox.
Because when we feel like we have made a mistake, we fight desperately to fix it.
Mistakes = termination
Now your focus is 100% on keeping your job!
So then how can you consider giving up your job when you’ve been fighting so hard to keep it?
No matter why you haven’t allowed yourself to fully answer the question, “Should I leave?” I’m challenging you to answer it now.
Be honest with yourself.
There are plenty of women who are looking in the mirror saying, “I am pretty amazing and I have a lot to offer. I’m going to a company that recognizes that and rewards me for it!”
Now is the time to find the opportunity that will empower you to live life on your terms, a Legendary Life.
It’s YOUR time.