She’s sitting in front of me. Frustrated. Crying being much closer to her than laughing. “They simply don’t take the time to get to know me,” she says, “never before have I had such negative feedback. It’s a stab in in the back. I feel judged and not understood, unsupported by my boss and very much alone in taking up the responsibility for things that should matter to all of us.”
I feel for her and at the same time understand completely what is going wrong here. I’ve seen the e-mails back and forth. The conflict. The destructive words. And how she’s stepping into her own – unproductive – survival strategy.
For me personally, the year 2021 started off on the wrong foot. Even though - in spite of Covid-19 - my business was and still is thriving, in my private life I felt alone, miserable, a bit hopeless and not in…
When I was a young child, my parents, long divorced by now, had a habit of arguing a lot, mostly late at night. Way too often I overheard them, sometimes evening after evening, shouting to each other …
The ugly truth
As I am not impressed by ego nor title, every trajectory* starts with the same honest look in the mirror. Sometimes it is about finding (more) success. But almost always it is about finding more fulfillment and satisfaction.
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