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Is it time to move on to a new job

Is It Time to Move On to a New Job?

Is it time to move on to a new job

How do you know when it is time to move on to a new job? Most people either move too fast or too slow. See how to get it right.

We discuss timing a change of jobs on The BIGG Success Show today. The following is a summary of our discussion.

Knowing when it’s time to move on is one of the toughest decisions we ever make. Carlin Flora writes about this in an article entitled Adieu to All That, published in Psychology Today. She says that, when thinking about moving on to a new job, there are two extreme kinds of people: quitters and lingerers.

Quitters leave too soon

The grass isn’t always greener. These people miss out on the opportunities that come to those people who dedicate themselves to an organization. Changing jobs and/or careers is not a sure-fire way to advance your career. Sticking with the job you have may serve you better.

Lingerers stay too long

These people are at the other end of the spectrum. They miss out on the alternatives being created in a dynamic marketplace. Staying put doesn’t mean moving up the corporate ladder. You may be better served by moving on to a new job and/or career.


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Here are three things to know about moving on that can help when making this BIGG decision…

1) Understand your underlying fears

Quitters may suffer from an abnormal fear of intimacy. Lingerers may have an inordinate fear of failure.

Understand what’s driving your desire to consider leaving or staying. Face your fears so you make the best decision for your future.

2) Learn from your past experiences

Analyzing past exits will help you avoid making the same mistakes again. Did you burn a bridge? Did you hurt others? What caused you pain as you recalled the event?

Think carefully about what you did right and what you would change, if given the chance. Then apply that to your current situation to guide you to make the right decision.

3) Cut yourself some slack

Once you’ve made your decision, accept it. Or change it. Just don’t continue to fret about it on and on and on.

We live our lives in eras. We have many eras running simultaneous through our lives at all times. It’s only natural that one or more of these eras is coming to an end at any given point in our lives. Learning when it’s time to say when, and how to do it, will make your job and/or career transitions smoother. Timing your move smartly leads to BIGG success!

Here’s to your BIGG success!
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4 Steps to Ride the Waves of Change

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Change is constant. You have a choice: Let the waves of change smack you in the face or ride the waves of change to BIGG success!

We discuss how to manage personal, professional, and financial change on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

Ben Franklin said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

Isn’t it comforting to know that nothing has changed?

Ol’ Ben’s quote subtly hints that going forward, you can be certain that things will change.

The question is: are you leading change in your life or is it leading you?

As technology continues to develop, change is occurring more and more rapidly. Isn’t it safe to assume that, in the future, this will continue?

You have a choice to make.

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Cope with Major Change

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Entrepreneurship has been called the science of change. So how do entrepreneurs cope with major change? We share three ways.

We discussed what makes entrepreneurs masters at managing change on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

At times, we expect (and perhaps initiate and even desire) life transitions: Read more

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Time for a Career Change?

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Should you change your job or career? We share a quick way to find out. And if it’s a career change, we use some rock and roll songs to help you discover how soon to make a move.

Is it time to change jobs? Or is a career change called for? We discuss how to know the difference on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

Picture this – you wake up. As you begin to gain consciousness, you realize that it’s Monday morning. The weekend is over. Another week has begun. How do you feel?

This Monday morning test tells you a lot. It’s your intuition talking to you. If you’re excited about the week ahead, you’re in the right job. If you’re dreading the week ahead, you may need to think about a change. The question is:

Do you need to change your JOB or do you need to change your CAREER?

The #1 sign that you should change your job

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Transform Your Life Like an Entrepreneur

change risk reward chart | BIGG SuccessBIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about entrepreneuring your life.

You may or may not be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense or not. However, you own your life.

The entire subject of entrepreneurship can be boiled down to six key terms:

Change

Most people hate change. Entrepreneurs thrive on it.

It’s because they understand that change creates opportunity.

Entrepreneurs look for change from technological, political or other forces. In some cases – if they can’t find change – they create it.

Opportunity

Ideas are cheap. Opportunities are golden.

An opportunity has passed through a filter. First, it must be a good idea for you. Second, there must be a market for the idea.

You may have spotted a bona-fide opportunity. But it doesn’t fit you. So it’s best to pass.

Or you have an idea that fits your passions, proficiencies and preferences. However, the market either doesn’t exist, can’t be reached or is already being targeted by too many competitors.

Risk

Entrepreneurs are risk lovers, according to popular lore. It’s a lie.

Successful entrepreneurs are excellent risk managers. They share it with others. They shift it away.

Entrepreneurs are also often able to see a situation through a different lens. They know the actual risk is much lower than the perceived risk.

When considering an opportunity, entrepreneurs focus on the downside until it reaches an acceptable level. Only after they’ve outsourced as much risk as possible do they consider the rewards.

Rewards

Some people think entrepreneurs are only in it for the money. In reality, interviews with entrepreneurs have shown this to be incorrect.

The most successful entrepreneurs are generally driven by non-monetary factors. The money is a nice bonus.

Resources

Entrepreneurs are incredibly resourceful. However, they are not resource full.

They make the most of the resources they have at their disposal. They find ways to stretch every dollar and get the most out of every day.

Value

Entrepreneurs know they must solve a problem for other people. These people must have both the desire and the wherewithal to buy the entrepreneur’s product or service.

But that’s not enough – the price they pay must exceed the entrepreneurs cost. That’s how value is created.

Entrepreneurs get the spoils. They have to add value in the lives of others to create value for themselves.

The entrepreneurial process

So if you want to transform your life, look for change. Then analyze the situation to determine if there is an opportunity.

If there is, think about where the risk lies. Do everything you can to minimize it to an acceptable level.

Next, compare the rewards to the remaining risk. If the relative rewards are sufficient enough, pull together the resources at your disposal.

Use these resources to create value from your opportunity. It leads to BIGG success!