March 31st is national “quit your crappy job day”. Do you hate waking up every day and going to that crappy job you hate? Do you live every day for the weekends and vacations? If you answered yes, chances are today is the day to do something about it. Something in your life is broken and you are not going to be able to fix it unless you make a decision to make some serious changes.
Should You Quit Your Job?
This doesn’t mean you need to drop everything and not show up to work Monday, but it does mean you might need to take a hard look at what you want out of life. Ask yourself, why you are allowing yourself to stay at a job you hate?
There will always be plenty of excuses to not quit. There are mortgages to pay, kids to feed, bills to pay, etc. It doesn’t always make sense to leave. What if you can’t find another job? What if you can’t pay your bills on time?
These are very “legitimate” issues you may face when deciding to quit, but what is the alternative? You spend the rest of your life working at a job you hate just so you can pay the bills? Nobody should have to live their life this way!
Does your Organization Value Your Personal Vision?
If your organization doesn’t value your personal vision and care about your well being and success outside of work, most likely you are working in a toxic environment you don’t want to be around.
However, before you throw in the towel and quit, do some soul searching. Think about what excites you. What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? Find a way to follow a career path that aligns with the personal vision you have for your life.
The best managers and companies are those who realize how important this is and genuinely care about their employee’s personal goals and vision for their lives outside of their career. Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group has a great quote on this topic. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”.
He built his entire organization on this philosophy and realizes this is the key to building a successful organization and will keep employees happy and engaged. Creating a coaching culture where there is alignment between managers and employees on personal vision makes for a better workplace for everyone. The best managers will help employees reach their personal vision whether that means staying at that organization or going somewhere else.
Our software enables managers to coach their team on not only professional goals and performance, but also on personal vision. When your manager is invested in your personal success chances are employees will be much happier at work and will be more engaged.
Whether they use software like Performance Culture or other methods to track personal goals, seek out employers who have a way to track your personal vision and who value this philosophy.
So get out there and quit that crappy job, but don’t just quit and hop into another toxic workplace. Take your time and seek out a company culture that will help you grow both professionally and personally.