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Dealing with employment dissatisfaction: Change what’s in your control

When faced with workplace dissatisfaction, most people try to change their environments when they should be changing themselves

Few of us have ever worked in an ideal proposal shop. In most casual conversations at conferences and social gatherings, proposal professionals reveal exasperation with some aspect of their company—a disconnect between upper management and proposal managers, lack of resources, or long hours. Employees who are unsatisfied at work often try to change their workplace, which is a futile exercise. Unless an employee is in a position of power, it’s unlikely he or she can solve the larger issues leading to dissatisfaction. To get a reprieve at work, it’s more useful to examine what changes you can make to your own behaviors and beliefs. If you’re frustrated by the amount of hours you’re working and feeling trapped, read Michael Hyatt’s post about identifying and breaking through your own limiting beliefs. According to Hyatt, you could be underestimating your own agency, falsely believing there are no other options, or you could … Continue reading Dealing with employment dissatisfaction: Change what’s in your control

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