A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast
Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen
The reciprocal nature of means that it should benefit each of you equally as much as it possibly can. There’s a give and a take. We end up trapped in situations because we’ve decided to do what others want, not what we want. We get that feeling of being trapped when we would just, really, be wishing to do something else — anything else, but we can’t make the decision. We’re letting that other person make the decision for us and I know, that is one of my worst feelings. if I feel I’m trapped, I will actually do dramatic things to not be trapped any longer. I will — for me, it’s a — I guess I’ve learned over the years — that that’s a trigger point with me now. If I feel trapped then — boom — that’s a clear red flag up the flag pole — get out NOW! Because if you feel that way, that is your mind telling you something very, very important. You are in a bad situation and only you can extricate yourself from that situation. Get out! No matter what it takes. it will only drag you further and further down, the longer you remain in that situation.
Previous talks for Pepperdine:
- Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch
- See the Career Opportunities Playlist for more career content