5 Signs It’s Time For a Change in Your Job

With the new year approaching, I think it is a good time to reflect and consider if it could be time for a new job.

We spend more time at work than we do with our families and friends!

So why should it suck?

Here are some helpful identifiers on when it’s time to “Hit the Road Jack”!

1. You dread going to work-
We all have stress in our work life! Each day can be filed with progress as well as those little irritations that come along with it. We all deal with the wins and losses! However, if you find yourself losing sleep at night and just the thought of dealing with another day at the office is literally sucking the life out of you- It is time to take a closer look at your future and plan for change! You have one life- there is no sense in wasting away in a job you hate.

2. Your job is physically making you sick-
No job is worth sacrificing your health! Both mentally and physically. If you are working too many hours, sacrificing family time and your own time to take care of yourself, it is time for a change. This can also lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms to get over those awful days at work. If your job is sucking the life out of you it is not worth it. Make a plan to get on a better path and stick to it. We have one body and one life.

3. You don’t Feel challenged-
I don’t know about you, but when I am challenged and am passionate about what I am doing- I work harder. When I am working toward a goal and have feedback it feels amazing to me! If you are constantly doing the same monotonous tasks that are of little interest or value to you with little to no feedback, do you feel that you are doing the best for you?

4. You are not being mentored and coached-
Whether you are an individual contributor or overseeing a team, this is imperative to your success. If you are not having a valuable one on one with leadership that coaches, and mentors your future success these can be red flags. Great leadership is based on communication, collaboration, participation, coaching and mentoring teams.  This helps achieve company objectives and personal/professional growth.

5. Negative Work Environment or Poor Culture-
Do you find yourself in a constant mode of defense or worry about when the next round of layoffs could be occurring? If you are consistently hearing the same negative things every day from management and co-workers this is your sign to start planning an exit. There are greener pastures out there, don’t stick with the herd.


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Keenan is A Sales Guy Inc’s CEO/President and Chief Antagonist. He’s been selling something to someone for his entire life. He’s been teaching and coaching almost as long. With over 20 years of sales experience, which he’ll tell you he doesn’t give a shit about, Keenan has been influencing, learning from and shaping the world of sales for a long time. Finder of the elephant in the room, Keenan calls it as he sees it and lets nothing or no one go unnoticed.