Are you at the point where you feel like you’ve tried all that you knew to do to at work? Or are you suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? Do you instantly feel sick of the thought of going to work or when you get to the building? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above maybe it’s time to have an exit strategy. No one can define for you what your level of a toxic work environment is or how much you can handle before you’re ready to take your talents else were.
The key to finding the courage you need to leave your comfort zone starts with the desire to want to see change. When your desire to see change is greater than your fear of remaining in your comfort zone, then and only then will you be willing to make a move. This is definitely something I at times struggle with and each day strive to do something new that pushes me outside of my comfort zone. There are definitely moments when the fear of doing something new will try to keep you from leaving your comfort zone. So whether it’s looking for a new job or switching industries, I’ve listed a few tips that will help with moving beyond your comfort zone.
The idea of having a career mentor or accountability partner sounds like a good idea, and many have heard this advice at some point in their career. However, how many people actually have career mentors or accountability partners. I’ve had managers and colleagues who’ve helped guide my career but never someone who I consistently looked to for guidance.