With headlines of raging quitting, quiet quitting, and just regular old quitting, is leaving your job the way to go if you’re unhappy with your career? Podcast guest, Lindsay Gordon, says that quitting isn’t always the answer. In fact, all of her clients think they need to quit but only half of them actually do.
Lindsay Gordon is a Forbes award-winning career coach, author, and speaker on a mission to help people stop doing what they think is “right” in their career and start doing what’s right for them. Through her work, she assists leaders in making clear and confident decisions so they can move forward in their careers (and lives) with purpose.
In this episode, Lindsay walks us through when she was unsatisfied with her job and the steps she took to make herself happier. She describes the most common career situations her clients find themselves in, why we should all look for “deeply unsexy results”, and why it’s important to understand the job pressures we may be facing. Finally, Lindsay emphasizes the importance making a decision, knowing you can change your mind at any point.
If you’re daydreaming about a more fulfilling job, this episode is for you!
- A common career situation Lindsay sees is that people think they need to quit. 100% of people come to her wanting to quit and of those clients 50% don’t end up quitting.
- What Lindsay calls “deeply unsexy results” are the most important. Examples includes a job that fulfills your top values but is boring, a job that fits into what’s important to you, you’re using your strengths, and you enjoy the working conditions.
- Everyone thinks they’re the ones who don’t have it figured out. There are a standard set of pressures her clients face.
- Each role I move to should be more senior.
- My job is my identity.
- Keep going in the direction I’m going.
- My job should be cool and impressive to others.
- I should be further in my career at my age.
- Lindsay wants her clients to be decided (vs waffling on a decision). When you are undecided about whether you want to make a shift in your career, your life is on hold.
- She recommends writing down the particular pressures you face and running experiments – what are the tiniest things you can do that may make a difference for your fulfillment?
Lindsay’s book – Right For You
Lindsay is a Forbes award-winning career coach, author, and speaker on a mission to help people stop doing what they think is “right” in their career and start doing what’s right for them. Through her work, she assists leaders in making clear and confident decisions so they can move forward in their careers (and lives) with purpose. Lindsay loves baking complicated pastries, barbershop singing, and applying her engineering brain to helping people be DECIDED.