Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is how to do it in a way that doesn’t burn your bridges.
Archive for quitting
There comes a point in every story when you are ready to quit. It could be a relationship, a project, or your job. Regardless, you’ve had enough, and you are ready to “throw in the towel.”
Many people feel trapped in a job they hate but don’t believe they can quit. They feel stuck and, as a result, their life is miserable. Do you know someone like this?
What do you do when you find yourself down on the track while the race goes on without you? We all trip and fall. The question is what comes next? Heather Dorniden, now Kampf, is a highly decorated runner with an impressive string of accomplishments. But what’s most impressive was the time she won first […]
We’re about 50 percent short of our goal, Dad.” My oldest daughter, Megan, had just called to brief me on our recent new membership campaign for Platform University. It was day four of an eight-day promotion. My heart sank. I don’t like missing goals. Our campaign target was to add one thousand new members to […]
I’ve had more than twenty bosses in my career. I worked well with nearly all of them. But surprisingly, I learned the most from the worst ones. Here are a few of the lessons.
In this four-minute interview, I talk with Alison Levine, an adventurer, explorer and mountaineer. She is now an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She specializes in the field of “leadership in extreme environments.”
Recently, I spoke on the relationship between Creativity and Work. I shared my story of trying to get published. Today, I elaborate on the four myths about creativity.
Recently, I spoke on the relationship between Creativity and Work. I shared my story of trying to get published, including the challenges and the rewards.
Sometimes the best strategy for writing is to quit—at least for a while. Initiative and effort aren’t always enough. Sometimes you must wait on the Muse.
The highlight of the day for me was Dave Ramsey’s talk. He outlined his “Momentum Theorem.” He displayed this as a mathematical formula, but here is the text version: “Focused intensity over time, multiplied by God, creates unstoppable momentum.”
Everything important requires work. Hard work. And sometimes there is a long arc between the dream and it’s realization. That’s when we want to quit, but that is also where the work and the transformation occur.