Wished I Could Quit, Mad I Was Fired

Jun 1 / Robert Christiansen
I had a job I didn't like, and I wished they'd let me go. When they did, I got mad at them for letting me go!


I didn't like that part of me. It was not how I wanted to live.
The mirror of my conflicting emotions gave me a gift. It was the awareness of my power.

And I was giving mine away.

I couldn't ignore my career, fully knowing I didn't like my boss and role and expected it to get better without me taking accountability.

Double ouch!

I had to take ownership—at all times, not during an unplanned employment crisis but every day.

I needed to take action. And I did.

I built my personal brand.

To this day, I ask myself these questions:
  •  Does my LinkedIn profile and resume reflect what I do?
  • Do I have 5 - 7 cover letter templates ready based on the micro-targeting of positions for which I am qualified?
  • Do I have a personal website outside of LinkedIn detailing my accomplishments, wins, and career focus? Is it up to date?
  • Am I talking to 3 to 5 people weekly in my network? Keeping up connections?
  • Are my skills relevant? If not, what courses or certifications am I taking to become relevant?

Adopting and maintaining a career ownership mindset puts me in the driver's seat rather than at the hands of companies who do not value my skills.

Today, I love what I do. I control what I do and who I do it for.
It's been this way for years.

You can, too. I know you can.

If I can do it, I know you can.

Let's get into action!

I love you all.


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