Most of us have been in a position where the time has come to give notice in our job. There are always emotions that go with this- some may be relief, spite, fear or excitement.
I’ve been working on People Building for almost 4 years now and it has been the most rewarding, difficult, lovable headache I have ever had! I have learned so much and going through this process has changed me as a person- I hope in better ways.
People often ask me if I have Kids. I say “No, I have a business.” People Building has been my baby. It’s now finally starting to grow up.
I’ve been on lots of missions with PB. Firstly to create NLP and Hypnotherapy training courses, and teach them. I did that. Then to create audios and scripts and sell them. I did that. Then to create an interactive environment where people can gain access to information. I did that. Then to have a successful podcast reaching hundreds of thousands of people. I did that too.
I love goals. I love setting them and achieving them and now and again changing my mind.
A few weeks ago, I posted a message on facebook saying I would be quitting my work. This is true. Things will be coming to an end.
It’s a pain that just as I was about to give the details, our podcast publisher went off radar, and I’ve left a lot of people hanging, wondering what is going on! There will be a podcast explaining what will be happening next. You’ll have to find it on itunes or on the PB website to get the details as I’m moving to a new podcast publisher. It will be the show in question will be dated 7/4/10.
The fact that I’m quitting is not as straight forward as you may have assumed. There are things I need to explain about my resignation. I know that in the past I haven’t told you everything that there is to know about how much work I am putting in. And it’s time to be honest.
Before I gave notice the other day, I felt very, very tired. You see I’ve been working too much and too hard. I’ve had too much on. And suddenly the opportunity to put a stop to it presented itself. I bit the bullet, and I said “I need to think about moving on.” I knew as soon as I’d said it that there was no going back, and at once I felt sad, as if I was saying goodbye to some dear old friends.
Lots of bewildered messages appeared on facebook. One lady sent me a private email saying “You can’t quit- You’re the reason I became a hypnotherapist!”
Gradually, for me the news is sinking in, preparations for my exit have already begun, a replacement has been found and I’m thinking about what I will do next and how I will cope with the gap in my life. Maybe I’ll take more holidays or find a boyfriend!
Quitting your job always comes with some strong emotions. I’m even in touch with those emotions as I write, the main ones are relief and happiness.
So if you haven’t gotten onto the podcast before, there’s never been a better reason to do so. I need to explain what will be happing to People Building and why I’m going to be quitting work.
By Gemma Bailey.