If you have to think before talking about your boss, quit

Engineer A asks engineer B: “You moved to a new team for 6 months now. How’s that working out with your new boss?”

Engineer B hesitates, thinks for a while, and says: “It’s different.”

It struck engineer B at night that why he had to hesitate when someone asked about his manager. He has to think of something good to say or tell the truth.

It’s better to tell the truth as long as it’s not a complaint.

Engineer B starts looking for a new opportunity with a leader who he admires and respects and whom he will not have to think when someone asks “how’s your boss?”

In choosing your job, work for someone you admire, trust, and respect. You will learn and enjoy your work a lot more.

#thesamuraicoach, #leadership

Why a bad job is worse than no job

This “a bad job is worse than no job” reminds me of the vicious cycle.
Having a bad job makes you want to quit because it’s bad for your health. However, having no job leaves you with no income and you might end up worrying more. So you will not leave the bad job or will take another bad job. There are people who keep going from one bad job to another bad job just to avoid the bad job.
This vicious cycle creates the victim mindset. Quitting won’t help for long as with this victim mindset you will enter another bad job and another bad job.
If you tell yourself that you “have to” take this job or “have to” quit this job, you are the victim.
Thinking like an owner, developing the owner mindset will free you from this vicious cycle. With the owner mindset, you own your own destiny. You are responsible for your own life. If you are in a situation that you can’t make a difference, change courageously.
Refuse to be the victim. Then this “a bad job is worse than no job” no longer applies to you.
If you need help with knowing whether a job is right for you, this might help: https://hoanmdo.com/2017/01/29/how-do-you-know-if-you-are-in-the-right-job-doing-what-youre-meant-to-do