The Paralyzing Fear of Losing What You Have In Your Executive Career

 

I remember my last year at a job where I had worked 9-1/2 years.

I was burnt out on my company.

I was burnt out on the recruiting I was doing.

I was really burnt out on starting up recruiting offices.

But I had a good gig. A really nice gig.

And I was the sole income in my family. Hubby was a fabulous stay at home dad.

And I had well-paying job expenses, too.

I was locked into the job - so I thought.

I was not looking at the bigger possibilities outside my company. I was terrifyingly focused on losing what I had in my company.

This mindset paralyzed me for a number of months.

What did that paralysis look like?

This paralyzing fear took the form of:

  • Working through lunch.
  • Hiding behind all the work that I had to do.
  • Taking on more work that I didn't have time to do and then staying later to do it.

Self-imposed self-importance?

Nah... I worked through my denial that something may happen - but if I hoped hard enough and worked hard enough, nothing would happen.

This was exhausting.

Luckily I snapped out of it and, along with my friend's help, I started connecting with colleagues who had left their current employer and just started networking.

I found them using LinkedIn.

And I started having meetings.

That led to more interviews and my next job.

Woot woot!

And I did more than just find old colleagues on LinkedIn.

I made new connections on LinkedIn and made target lists.

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At the minimum, you may start to shed that fear of losing what you have and start to see all of the possibilities that await you.

Be well!

Lisa

 

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