“I hate my job,” she said, “I really hate my job. I am ready to quit today.”
Today was not the first time I heard those words, but this time there was a noticeable change in her voice and body language. Rather than offering unsolicited advice, I asked my friend if she wanted to hear my comments. She was open to listening, so I began by asking four questions:
- Is it your supervisor or the job you don’t like?
- Is it the industry or the company you don’t like?
- What would you like to do?
- What is preventing you from making the necessary change?
According to her answers, she no longer enjoyed working in the real estate industry and wanted to be a spiritual counselor. Her major concerns include a reduction in salary and benefits as well as her lack of experience as a spiritual counselor.
What would you recommend to her?
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