Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Smiling with the Sharks
You're less likely to be eaten when you're swimming with the sharks if you smile and stay very calm, very still, and don't flop about in a frenzy.
I'm in a work situation right now--but enough about me, friends. Let's talk about you.
You're stuck in a high-stress but low-paying job where the turnover is fantastically high. You don't want to quit but you do want to shift to a less stressful position. And yet you're blocked at every turn. For the odds are against finding anyone who'll stay as long as you have. It's far easier to gamble on the chance that you'll give up.
Review your options.
Plan your strategy carefully and then work the plan relentlessly.
But, meanwhile, all the while, smile as if you are clueless and keep the waters about you as still as you can.
Not everyone's in a job quandary like the one outlined above. But sooner or later we all swim with sharks. And the same principles apply. Just pray you never meet a shark that smiles as sweetly as you do.