Career Calling

November 19, 2011

A Magic Word That Is Misunderstood

Filed under: Career Management — claycerny @ 12:18 am
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Seth Godin’s latest post is a classic.

Conventional wisdom in business tells us to find a way to say, “Yes.”  Why?  As Godin illustrates in his pithy way, there is great strength in “No.”  There is also professionalism, commitment, and honesty. 

Jobseekers and career managers can take a lesson from this post.  If a job isn’t right for you (unless you absolutely need the income), say, “No.”  If your current job isn’t working for you, it’s time to say no more and quit.  Quitting things that hurt us is the first step in moving our personal and professional lives forward.  Godin wrote the book on that subject, and it’s called The Dip.  Read it, and you’ll be prepared know when to say, “No.”

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