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Move Forward. Cross the Monkey Bars.

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I feel like the job I’m doing now is not taking me anywhere.  It frustrates me always. I think it is time to let go and move forward.      ~Worker Living in VIRGINIA We cannot move forward until we let go.  Once we let go (of holding on) then we can let come the future that is waiting for us. Today ask yourself: “What exactly am I holding on to?” Hint:  If you feel stuck, depressed, frustrated, ect…then you are holding onto something. Are you afraid of letting that something go? Now ask: “What am I afraid of?” You are reading…

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Another “Just Quit” Story…People Are Waking Up All Over The World…

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The below survey entry came in yesterday, September 12, 2014. It is not in the book, but I wanted to honor this person’s request to tell their story to the world.  Here you go: *I already quit my job, and just wanted to take the survey and tell someone else my story* I was physically in pain everyday. I worked for them for 2 years and suffered through back to back groin sprains, stiff fingers that couldn’t bend to touch my palms in the morning, swollen feet after work, bruising on my legs, scratches up and down my arms, exhaustion,…

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Feeling Like A Fish Out of Water? STOP Trying To Be A Fish.

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I start to panic on Sunday evening when I think about going to work on Monday. I stay up as late as possible to postpone the inevitable. I feel like a fish out of water at my job. I have been getting sick frequently, gained weight, and have skin problems because of the stress. I stopped caring about the things I used to enjoy. I truly don’t want to do anything in the evenings or weekends because I’m just so exhausted from my job. ~Worker Living in OHIO After we make our list of why we think we need to…

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Why Are You Here? What Are You Suppose To Be Doing With Your Life?

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I don’t enjoy what I do and need the time and stress-free experience to find out what I truly want to do. The enjoyment of the job is no longer there and there is no motivation to try and excel at what I’m doing. It has crept over into my personal life, making me less happy as a person overall.  ~Worker Living in VIRGINIA We need to find our authentic selves. Sometimes in order to do that we need to eliminate all of the noise and static of our current job so we can find out what we really want. …

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Feeling Demoted Is A Wake-up Call

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Because of organizational changes it has resulted in my being pushed into a lesser role than I had previously. ~Worker Living in COLORADO Some of us have been here:  we still have our jobs, same title even, but our role has changed. Our role is diminished. We feel like we have been demoted. We can’t see a way forward, only a way out. Sometimes things happen to cause use to wake up and to act…to do something…to make a change. It’s a wake-up call. You are reading from the book “Just Quit” & Live

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Stop Crawling. Stop Cocooning. Start Flying.

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I am tired of getting up at 5:15 every weekday. I spend two hours a day on the road. I do not have support of administration in trying to do my best to educate students. I have been moved three times in two years. I find myself unable to do anything at the end of the day other than come home, eat, watch TV and go to bed; no energy left over.  I am ready for a change.  ~Worker Living in TENNESSEE Today, we are ready for a change. We will not be afraid of a change. We are ready…

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Having A Strategy

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I’m not inspired by what I’m doing. I’m working very hard and achieving nothing.  I don’t agree with the strategy or lack of strategy of the work and how it has been put together.  The company has no strong work ethic ethos, and lots of people doing the bare minimum.  There is no transparency in pay and often projects are under resourced meaning that we fail to deliver quality work on time. ~Worker Living in the UNITED KINGDOM How many of the places where we work have well-thought out AND COMMUNICATED strategies?   Not Many. We all know this, and we…

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Hold On Tight To Your Dream. Move Towards It. Focus On It. Do It.

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The working conditions are unbearable and making me sick. I also feel like I am being deterred from following my dreams. I can’t afford to waste another minute that can be used to pursue my dream. There is something out there better for me than the present; a more promising future. ~Worker Living in the BAHAMAS Today, I will know that only I can do the thing I am meant to do and no one else. I can either pursue my dream or it can go to the grave with me. That is the choice. You are reading from the book “Just…