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You’re a statistic to your employer. Your immediate team and manager may have a stronger relationship, but the executive leadership likely doesn’t know your name or what you contribute. Remember that when you’re deciding whether to stay past 5pm, miss that concert with friends, miss your kid’s activity, or spend time with your spouse because “you have to work.”
Take a break. It doesn’t have to be six months, but take a couple of weeks off a couple of times per year. The job, company, and the people will all still be there. If they aren’t, they weren’t there in the first place. Maroon yourself somewhere, whether its an island, in the wilderness, or just somewhere that doesn’t have cell signal with your best friend or a loved one. Trust me. It is the most rewarding soul-searching you’ll do.
Don’t stress over things you have no control over. I let the layoff from NetApp really get to me in a deep way because I invested more in a relationship than the other party invested in me. Actually, don’t invest in anyone that isn’t willing to quid pro quo with you. This won’t even cross your mind or be an issue with people and companies truly worth investing your time and energy into.
“You’ll never make any real money if you don’t change jobs, internally or with different companies, every three to five years.” Some sage advice from my dad (career sales & mktg exec) many years ago. Only you can look yourself in the mirror and know what you’re worth. Don’t stagnate. Don’t sell yourself short. Demand your worth, but be ready to sell it too because ….
“Assumption is the mother of all f**kups.” A quote mostly overlooked from the villain in UNDER SIEGE 2, but it’s a mantra I’ve tried to live life by. Never assume everyone knows everything you’re doing. Never assume everyone understands the value of something. Never assume. I get a lot of flack for being too verbose at times, but this is why. I always want everyone to understand my motivations for doing something a certain way, in order to highlight transparency and incite conversation. Never assume you understand what everyone is doing, and never assume you know what they think about you. Never assume people are your friends over their own self-interests.