Monday, October 3, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #106 Have an Exit Plan

Today is Day #105 of the Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today says that we need to figure out an exit strategy.

Most business today will have an employee come in for what they call, an exit strategy when an employee has chosen to part ways. This interview gives the employer a chance to see if or what any problems were that may have caused an employee to leave.

The book says,

An important principle taught in most small business entrepreneur classes is the exit strategy. Exit strategies are vital to consider when things are not going the way you expected, whether you anticipate striking out on your own or just leaving your current track.

Either way, shifting direction on your career track or deciding to move in a completely different direction necessarily takes some forethought and a plan, especially if you desire to make your move with dignity and grace.

Both will be important for your mental and emotional well-being.

You don't want your happiness (at leaving or making a lateral move) to hurt of inconvenience someone else if you can avoid it. That's where well-conceived, well executed plan can make a huge difference.

Most of those in my age group or older leave their workplace for various reasons. One of the main reasons why is that they are not made to feel part of the team.

Those in my age group also do not want to fail at their jobs. Older people will often ask questions about the job they are doing and ask if they are doing a good job. This isn't because they have no confidence. If they are made to feel as a failure they will leave for that reason also.

Take Note: A letter saying, Take this job and shove it is not a good exit strategy!

Just For Today: I am happy at my workplace.

Other Links:
5 Steps Toward A Strategy Plan

From the book: Live Happy

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