Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty
Your Job is Going Away
Whether or not you are job hunting right now, there's a very high likelihood that you're going to be. Statistics show that only 1 in 10,000 people, or less, are going to remain in the same job they're in now for the rest of their life.
So what does that mean? That means that you have a 99.99% chance of changing jobs.
Your job is going away. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, not this year, but jobs go away.
And so these methods that we're going to talk about today, they apply to you. Whether they apply right now, or they're not urgent at all, they apply to you. So start putting these things into practice.
One of my favorite networking books by one of my favorite business authors, Harvey McKay, is called "Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty." That's something I want you to remember.
I actually found his book to be one of the most valuable books that I read during my college years. It's packed full of great lessons, and Harvey McKay is just a great author in general. I started reading his books when I was in high school, and I've read every one he's ever published.
So the point here is that your job is going away, and it's time to start thinking about these things now. If nothing else, just reprogramming yourself and your way of thinking, knowing that someday you might need to be job hunting.
And if you start now, if you start sewing seeds and laying the groundwork for a robust network and a flow of information about job opportunities that comes to you, you're going to be much better off when it is time to make that move.
Reasons Why People Change Jobs
Let's just talk about some of the reasons that people change jobs.
Not enough pay. Poor working conditions. Toxic culture. The commute is too long. Maybe you've been laid off or fired. One of the hardest things is a boring job. A boring job can be extremely stressful or a stressful job. That's way too intense. Being overworked, being underworked, being harassed, being overqualified, under-qualified, and getting reassigned.
There are all kinds of reasons why we might change jobs, and I just listed off a few of them.
One of the things to keep in mind is that the vast majority of reasons that we change jobs are not within our control.
A lot of times our situation where we are changing jobs is something that happens to us. It's not necessarily voluntary. There are plenty of reasons to quit a job, but oftentimes our job goes away and we don't find about it until the day it happens, or very close up to that day.
The point here is to just reinforce that it's important to dig your well before you're thirsty. You want to plan ahead.
So take some of these things that we're going to talk about, put them into practice, and keep putting them into practice now and forever.
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