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It’s hard to have a conversation these days without mention of The Great Resignation. Millions of Americans have quit their jobs in search of a better life.

While some find satisfaction in their new careers or lifestyles, many regret their decision. Before you say “So long!” to your current company, take some time to figure out why you’re dissatisfied at work and what you can do about it.

In 1962, The Rolling Stones got together with Tony Chapman on the drums. After playing with them for a short period, Tony became disillusioned. He didn’t like how the band interpreted the Blues (and probably assumed they wouldn’t get very far with this style) and decided to leave. Charlie Watts replaced him, and shortly after, The Rolling Stones became the legends we now know them to be.

What if Chapman had taken an honest look at his situation?

If you’re considering a career change, ask yourself the following questions: Is it my job, or is it me?

While there’s a possibility that the culture shifted with new hires, new responsibilities, or new procedures, it’s also possible that you changed. Let’s hope so anyway. If you are not changing you are not growing. Is there something you’d rather be doing, or do you need a mindset shift, so you don’t jump ship only to find the problems that follow you elsewhere?

Some say to reframe your past experiences. What’s my Why?

The day-to-day grind can make you lose sight of why you took this role in the first place. Take some quiet time to figure out your vision for the future and if your current job is in alignment. Have I communicated with my boss? Doing the same tasks day in and day out can make anyone dislike their existence. Share your feelings with management. Perhaps you’d thrive in a different position with different responsibilities.

Have I fostered social connections? While you don’t have to be best friends with your coworkers, having people to chat with, grab lunch, and work through job-specific challenges, can help foster satisfaction. Liking your coworkers also makes team projects a lot more pleasant. You must like your band. And they can become your family.

Tony Chapman made a rash decision that excluded him from entering the Rock and Roll history books. So, if you’re feeling the itch to head for greener pastures, take some time to identify the cause so you can make the right move.

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About Mark

Mark began inspiring audiences with his acclaimed book Opportunity Rocks®. After the book was featured in USA Today, Small Business Trendsetters, Business Innovators and TBN, it didn’t take long for Mark Kamp® to have his own following of screaming fans.

Now the exuberant keynote experience it is today, Mark Kamp’s® mission is to unlock everyone’s inner rock star, wherever that may take him.

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