Tonight I opened up my Harvard Business Review App and hit “random tip” — below is what popped up. Thought it was appropriate — love the part about “riding the wave”.
How To Survive Now That You’ve Quit
Anyone currently on the job market will tell you now may not be the ideal time to leave the safety and security of your job. However, many are using the sharp focus of the recession to see more clearly what really matters to them and some, as crazy as it seems, are choosing to leave their jobs to pursue different interests. If you are ready to leave, keep these three things in mind:
Focus on the work, not the paycheck. You left your job because it wasn’t satisfying. Don’t ruin your new-found freedom by stressing daily over the finances. Enjoy the work you have chosen to do.
Learn, learn, learn. Any new experience gives you the opportunity to learn — take note of the valuable lessons you gain and where possible, share what you’re learning with others.
Ride the wave. Be prepared for a bumpy ride with many ups and downs. Enjoy the highs of the ups and remember to laugh when you’re down.
Today’s Management Tip was adapted from “Leaving Your Job in Tough Times: Swim, Sink, Swim” by Steven DeMaio.