“I have the worst luck in the world when it comes to jobs,” the new client shared. “The past 4 companies have either been full of horrible people or going through terrible financial times.”
He shared this with me to explain why he had worked in 5 different places in the last 7 years. It was causing him big challenges in finding his next job.
“I don’t think it’s bad luck,” I replied. “I think it’s the result of the process you’re using.”
At first this took him aback. “What do you mean by that?” He asked defensively.
“Take a closer look. When you left the first job 7 years ago you were in a rush,” I pointed out. “You said the company had just been purchased and you needed to find something new quickly.”
“OK,” he replied.
“You learned the new job was not the right fit within a few months,” I continued. “That led you to take another job quickly. Do you see the pattern?”
After a few more minutes of visiting the light bulbs went off in his mind. It wasn’t random bad luck. It was the logical outcomes of a broken process. The good news was that we could fix it once he recognized what the problem was.
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