Are you stuck in a job you hate? One that sucks the life out of you and keeps you from reaching your true potential? Today’s guest knows that feeling. He’s truly been there, done that.
Mark Sieverkropp used the power of networking to find work that he loves, leaving behind once and for all a crappy job.
In today’s interview, you’ll learn about the power of building a network, how to use projects to change your life and the world, and how to escape work that you hate. More than any of his titles, his accomplishments, or his knowledge, Mark is a good friend and someone that I am proud to associate with.
Sit back, relax and enjoy my chat today with Mark Sieverkropp.
Is it time for you to give up something?
Some job that you’ve been stuck in for a decade with no advancement. Some project you just can’t wrap your head around. Some company that you hold on to just because that’s what your family’s always done.
If you’re going to do something, anything, your goal should be to be the best at it. Nothing less will do. So, what are you giving up?
You either need to be the best (or at least moving in that direction) or just give up. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook
Be the best or give it up
In 1982, soon after becoming CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch made a bold statement: That GE would either be #1 or #2 in an industry or it would get out.
If a GE business wasn’t the best or nipping on its heels, there were only three options:
Fix, sell, or close.
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Have you ever worked in an environment so toxic, you just knew you had to get out?
But you couldn’t…because you needed the job. You said, “I can’t afford to lose this job.” So you stayed. And you were miserable.
I’ve been there. Most people have. But there is something you can do about it.
I received an email earlier this year from someone asking for advice about a job “situation.” I was one of many people included on the email and the conversation back and forth was great. There was some amazing advice given to this person by a group of awesome people.
But at some point, I had to chime in with this:
I don’t think anyone else has addressed the elephant in the room though…
It sounds very toxic to me there.
I’d had enough of my boss. I was ready to quit. His constant meddling and, in my opinion, micromanaging, was driving me crazy. My department was failing and I needed someone to blame. I felt like he had one hand tied behind my back because every time I proposed a new marketing method or change […]