Are you scared to try new things, new foods, new jobs?
I used to be the same way!
I thought oysters were gross, slimy, and smelly. I couldn’t fathom myself eating those nasty things. Plus, there is so much other seafood that I already enjoy.
I felt the same way about trying a new job.
Why would I ever want to try a new job when I loved the one I had?
I’d worked in the same industry, doing the same things, with the same people, and the same boss for over a decade.
Secretly, I was also terrified of changing my work because I’d have to:
— start from the bottom
— meet all new people
— learn new processes, procedures, and tools
— look, sound, and act like a lost and confused fool for a while!
I’d gotten really good (read comfortable) doing the same thing at work.
Why would I want to disrupt my cozy cushy setup?
I didn’t want my work to change.
I wouldn’t change my work.
It was great!
But my employer had a different idea when they eliminated my role. Whoops!
And when I tried oysters, I realized there are lots of different types. Some I liked better than others but it was ok trying new things.
I discovered the same thing about work. It’s ok to try new jobs!
So on this #OysterDay, what new food (or job) would you like to try?