What is the number one reason people feel dissatisfied or leave their job? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not advancement opportunities, it’s not money, it’s not even an inability to do the job. The number one reason people leave or feel dissatisfied at work is their relationship with their immediate supervisor. So what do you do when you want to keep your job but don’t want to lose your sanity?
Most of us stop ourselves from succeeding. And it’s not that we don’t have grit, and it’s not that we don’t want to persevere, it’s that we let ourselves get trapped instead of breaking through to become what we can truly be! Until we release our potential and until you fail a few times, you won’t know what that is.
Recently I had the privilege of speaking at a women’s conference where Maria Shriver and Michelle Obama participated in a thought provoking, funny, and touching Q&A. After standing in line that wrapped around the entire hotel and conference center (over ¼ mile long), navigating through secret service, and weaving through the 3,500 chairs in the room, I took my seat. You could feel the energy in the room. Seriously. While there were a few men scattered throughout, this room was jam packed full of ambitious and talented women leaders, all ready to hang on every word of wisdom these two incredible women had to offer.