Recently I was listening to Soledad O’Brien speak on a podcast about her leaving CNN. She spoke about how they never really “fired” her but they offered her a different position that she felt was not a good fit for her. To her credit she was able to walk away from CNN because she had financially positioned herself to do so. While working at CNN she was frugal with her money so that she was able to make better decisions based on what she wanted to do vs. what she had to do.
We’ve all been there. And there is being somewhere because you feel like you have to. Being in a relationship because you feel like you have to. If I leave this relationship then I’ll be alone. If I leave this job then how will I survive? Because let’s face it, we all have bills to pay.
Positioning yourself means giving yourself options. It’s a very helpless feeling knowing that other people literally hold your destiny in their hands. Hopefully they will have your best interest at heart but then again they may not. It’s a crap shoot.
So how do you position yourself?
Financially- living below your means. Have a nest egg so that if you need to make a decision you are making it from a point of substance and not survival.
Skills- work on improving your skill set so that you have more to offer. If you only know how to do one thing, then one thing is all that you can do.
Find your side hustle- this goes along with your finances AND improving your skills. That side hustle can help you to save. That side hustle can be your additional skill. This combination can be life saving.
Network- get to know people outside of your circle, that includes having a mentor. People who know you & your worth. People who can and will advocate for you, even when you are NOT in the room.
I encourage you to position yourself so that when you are ready to move, you can…..just like that!
What part of your life needs a position change?
Beewisdom-“Proper positive positioning is the key to experiencing miracles.” Edmond Mbiaka
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