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Improve Performance, Provoke Thought, Think Critically.

You are constantly striving to improve.  You are looking for practical tips you can apply to your daily work that will impact your performance.  You are looking for advice from professionals who do the work. You want to engage with professionals who have been in your shoes.

Be the Founder that can clearly articulate the problem your company solves.

Be the Sales Professional that your customers want to work with.

Be the Learning Professional who can deliver your solution in the context of the business.

The Catalyst Sale Podcast is published weekly.  We take listener questions at @catalystsale on twitter or hello@catalystsale.com via email.

Topics discussed - B2B Sales, Sales Training, Product Market Fit, Growth, Hiring, Recruitment, Sales Process, Business Acumen, Startups, Leadership.

Jan 1, 2019

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Leave Your Job?

This is the time of year where many of us take the time to reflect, we think about what the past year has provided, and what we plan to accomplish in 2019.

This week we discuss some of the questions you should ask yourself when determining if it is time to look elsewhere, and move on.  We also discuss the importance of exiting with grace, and handling your business appropriately.

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Questions Addressed

  • How do you know when it is time to leave?
  • How do we know if we are settling for good, when great is out there?
  • If we are in a position where things are not good, how do we know that we are better off by breaking free?
  • What if you should leave just because you want to get different experiences?
  • How can you send us questions?

Key Takeaways

  • Ask yourself these questions.
    • Are you Happy?
    • Are you Learning?
  • If you are not excited about the thing you are doing for the organization you are currently with, it might be time.
  • Sometimes the hardest job to leave is the one where things are "good".
  • You may have the opportunity to be great, but you may not be able to be great in the current role.
  • When you are coasting, you are likely going downhill.
  • How can you make this opportunity great?
  • Be self-aware.
  • If you find yourself in a rotation like the old Dunkin' Donuts commercial, it might be time to make a move.
  • Ask your boss about new opportunities, opportunities to stretch.
  • Job shadowing, participating in other team meetings, may provide a great opportunity to expand your role and innovate.
  • If you have a question, or would like to share how you apply the concepts discussed on the podcast, please send them to hello@catalystsale.com
  • If the situation is bad, ask these questions.
    • What am I doing?
    • How can I improve the situation?
    • Have I learned everything I can from the role?
  • Don't stick around too long, thinking this too shall pass.
  • In any scenario where you feel like you have learned everything in a given role, patterns continue to repeat themselves, you are at a point where things are predictable, it may be time to explore new opportunities.
  • You can always go back, you may not go back to the same role, in the same org, but there are other similar roles out there.
  • You are not beholden to your decision forever.
  • It may be time to explore other options if the following apply..,
    • If you don't feel like you are making an impact
    • If you don't feel like you are giving back
    • If you struggle to enter the beginners' mind perspective
  • Keep in mind - what you deliver to the new organization may drive innovation.
  • You are not bound to geography, leverage the technology that is available to you.
  • If you decide that now is the time to leave, you cannot coast on the way out.  You can't mail it in.
  • You have made a commitment to the organization you are a part of, make good on that commitment.
  • Don't let a short-timers mentality become part of your legacy.

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In every business, in every opportunity, there is someone who can help you navigate the internal challenges and close the deal.  There is a Catalyst.  We integrate process (Catalyst Sale Process), technology and people, with the purpose of accelerating revenue. Our thoughtful approach minimizes false starts that are common in emerging markets and high-growth environments. We continue to evolve our practice based on customer needs and emerging technology. We care about a thinking process that enables results versus a process that tells people what to do. 

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