Thoughts From the Coffee Table: All or nothing. My way or the highway.
I’ve had numerous calls lately with people in active job search. People with good jobs, ready for the next level.
A common theme, though, reminds me of me, earlier in my career. A “grass is greener” mentality. A belief that “everything will be perfect if I can just get out of here.”
But no company, job or boss is perfect. And we have more control than we think.
In my late 20’s I had VP responsibility of a non-profit, but did not hold the title. I asked the Pres for it who later told me the Board did not approve my request. So I quit.
At my going away party, the Board Chair asked how they could have kept me. Shocked, I told him that all I had wanted was the VP title.
They had never been asked. And I didn’t follow up.
The squirrels are attacking our fall displays. I find tiny half-eaten gourds all over. I patiently pick each one up and them back in planters, hiding the gnawing.
Why not throw them away? Because there is still good, and I can hide the ugly until it is the right time. The squirrels aren’t going to win.
They might leave a few scars, but I’m not ready to give up yet. Not until I decide it’s time, on my holiday display terms.
However, next year…fake gourds.