Are you too scared to quit? Then here is what to do…

What happens if you want to quit your job – it’s making you miserable and you know you can’t go on this way – but the idea of actually quitting fills you with so much anxiety that you are paralysed?

Do you feel the fear and do it anyway? Are there ways to get rid of the fear? Is the fear actually telling you that something is wrong and you shouldn’t be quitting your job?

That’s what this week’s video is all about. Answering a question sent in by J, I talk about this very common fear of quitting a secure and stable job and having a go at something new.

Here is the question:

“My biggest challenge and fear currently is leaving my current job / income source. Lots of risks, potential issues, what ifs, yes buts etc. All of which are stopping me from leaving but keeping me in an environment that I loathe.

So I’d be interested to hear about experiences you are aware of of people that have made the leap and it wasn’t as scary as they thought. And perhaps any tips or actions to prepare for such a leap”

And here is my video answer:

is what to do…

18 Jun 2014

What happens if you want to quit your job – it’s making you miserable and you know you can’t go on this way – but the idea of actually quitting fills you with so much anxiety that you are paralysed?

Do you feel the fear and do it anyway? Are there ways to get rid of the fear? Is the fear actually telling you that something is wrong and you shouldn’t be quitting your job?

That’s what this week’s video is all about. Answering a question sent in by J, I talk about this very common fear of quitting a secure and stable job and having a go at something new.

Here is the question:

“My biggest challenge and fear currently is leaving my current job / income source. Lots of risks, potential issues, what ifs, yes buts etc. All of which are stopping me from leaving but keeping me in an environment that I loathe.

So I’d be interested to hear about experiences you are aware of of people that have made the leap and it wasn’t as scary as they thought. And perhaps any tips or actions to prepare for such a leap”

And here is my video answer:

 

So in summary:

1. Don’t try to avoid feeling that fear, don’t run from it or hide from it. That fear is totally natural – everyone feels them.
2. Take a deep breathe, take a step back and listen to where the fear is coming from
3. Find practical solutions to gaps in your plan that the fear is highlighting
4. Identify where there are unhealthy and limiting beliefs causing the fear
5. Remember that you can make your career change in a shift that happens in comfortable steps – it doesn’t have to be done in one terrifying leap into the unknown

Book recommendation: Confidence & Success with CBT – I recommend this to almost all my clients – it’s a great tool for dealing with fears and freak outs that come when going through a career shift.

If you want some help in creating your own career change plan – either figuring out what it is you want to do or how to make that change in a way that doesn’t throw you into a petrified state – drop me a line at hello @ selinabarker.com and I’ll tell you all about my Career Strategy Session.

x Selina