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Audio: Manage or be managed from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

May 26th, 2015

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

Listen to Manage or be managed from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

If you ignore transition, you are basically saying to those around you and the world, “You figure it out! Here.” You’re giving up your power in the process. You’re giving up your control in the process and you’re putting it someone else’s hands. Now, something I write about in my column all the time is, “if you do not manage your career, there are hundreds of people out there that will gladly manage it for you.” Your boss will manage it for you. Your family will manage it for your. Your spouse will manage it for you. Your kids will manage it for you. Everyone loves to mess with your career, if you don’t do it. Ok? And the scary fact is, I see so many people do that every, single day. They give up control over their career. The most common situation is, we enter the job market, “Oh, that job’s available? Ok, I’ll take that job. Oh that job’s available? Ok, I’ll take that job.” and they simply ping-pong (boing boing boing) bounce from job to job. They wake up 20 years into their career and go, “How the heck did I get here? I don’t even like doing this work. Why am I here?”  

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