Today, we’ll wrap up our mini-series on why your boss holds you back. Last time, we talked about the secret motivation of your boss.
It’s the reason why – in spite of all the hard work you do, in spite of the results you deliver – your boss doesn’t want you to get promoted.
Simply stated, he or she has a vested interest in keeping you right where you’re at.
So what can you do about it? What are your options?
We’ll share three of them today.
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Go for it anyway
Tell your boss you understand the concerns. But you want to be sure you’re ready when the right opportunity does present itself. You’d like to practice interviewing.
Even that may not get the job done.
So let’s assume the opportunity is out-of-town. If need be, and if you feel really strongly about your fit with this particular opportunity, offer to pay for the trip yourself. Take an extra few days and call it a mini-vacation.
We have a friend who did exactly this. He got his boss to set up the interview. He didn’t go to practice. He went to get the job.
And he did! You can do it too!
You may not be able to get a better gig with your current employer. But if you’re feeling like you’re hitting your head on a ceiling, start looking for a place with a higher ceiling!
Expand your outlook to other companies.
Reach out to select individuals in your network.
None of them will likely be the person who gives you a job.
But one of them is likely to know someone who might.
When you chat with them, just let them know that you’re quietly exploring your options. You’re doing great where you are. You love the place.
But you’re ready for a bigger challenge and it doesn’t seem forthcoming where you’re at.
Strike out on your own
The best way to have a boss who never holds you back is to be your own boss. But be ready – this boss may be your toughest task master!
Before you launch, be sure you’re ready for the rigors of entrepreneurship. It may pay to spend a little time preparing before you give up the day job.
And don’t think it has to be an all-or-nothing proposition. If you have enough energy to take on a job with more responsibility, you should have enough energy to start a part-time business.
You can build it part-time until your free cash flow replaces your current job.
Then you can launch full-time and let the sky be your limit. Now that’s BIGG success!
If you have more questions than answers about being your own boss, maybe we can help.
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