How much would someone have to pay you to quit your job? I guess it’s a question of whether you’re doing what you really dream of doing. After all…if you’re finally doing what you dream of doing, you WOULD have to paid to quit. Right? I think this would be a good thing to spend some time thinking about. If you could be paid to quit what you’re doing, you’re probably doing the wrong thing.
Another great post today over on the Mavericks at Work blog about Zappos, the web-based shoe company that actually offers new employees $1,000 to quit. Their thinking? If you take the money, "you don’t have the kind of commitment they’re looking for." Ohhhhhhh. That is a huge concept!
Back to you…and me. Are you in a job that you could be paid to quit? Am I? Great question, don’t you think? If we are in a job that we could be paid to quit, then it follows that we’re spending our one and only life on the wrong project. I guess the follow up questions are, "What is the project that you couldn’t be paid to quit?" And then, "Why aren’t you doing that?" (Before you get all worked up at me, this also applies to me!) I think I just stumbled onto a really important insight! What do you think?