“It caught me by surprise,” she said. “I didn’t see it coming,” he said. “I had a feeling but I never thought it would be so soon,” she said.
I‘ve been hearing this a lot recently. People calling me, some former clients, some new to me, sharing their anxiety about being let go or “another re-organization” that leaves them feeling disempowered and lost. The fact is that all the signs were there but they chose not to look at them. They chose to ignore the stress they felt at work, the fatigue they felt at home, and the disappointment they felt at not having the influence or impact at the work they once enjoyed.