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How to Determine Whether It’s time to Leave a Job to Work in Your Happy Place with Sara McElroy

Episode Summary –

Are you in a job that’s draining your energy? One that stopped being satisfying long ago? One where you are feeling like you’re wasting your life? This is a reality for most people, especially women, who are unhappy in their current jobs. Maybe it's time to quit and start working from your happy place.

Women are resigning from their jobs in record numbers. The factors that necessitate this great resignation are the culture of sexism, sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, and the lack of support for balancing work and home life.

The fact is that there are a lot of choices that you can make to stop being overworked. You can always work smarter, change your work environment, risk going out on a limb with your job or career, or try new things for fun.

In this episode, Sara McElroy shares her story of how she became a candidate for the great resignation and navigated her career journey to finding a happy place. She discusses the various reasons that necessitate women resigning from their jobs and the common red flags you should be aware of because they are perfect signs that you need to quit a job. Learn her six-step process of preparing and quitting a job, among other insights and tips for finding the right spot for your work.

Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:09] Sara’s backstory and how she got into what she does in her space.
[06:34] What Sara is currently doing to make the world a better place.
[09:44] Sara talks about the Raze to Rise – an organization that amplifies women's voices from great resignation.
[11:53] Factors that necessitate the great resignation among women.
[14:53] The key success drivers for women in the world.
[17:46] Red flags to indicate if it’s time to quit a job that’s taking more from you than it gives.
[23:08] What is Sara’s six-stage preparation process to quit a job?
[28:47] How to transition from one job to another with wise decisions.
[31:24] What are Sara’s superpowers?
[35:29] What does working from your happy place mean to Sara?
[36:28] Sara's advice for young people starting on the entrepreneurial path.


About Sara McElroy –
Sara McElroy is a former hustle culture devotee and ex-chief marketing officer who became the Wall Street Journal’s poster girl for pandemic career burnout after getting shingles in early 2021 and deciding to hit the life reset button.

Although she was valedictorian of her high school and reached the C-suite by age 35, Sara has also had her share of career struggles, including getting fired from a job after her divorce, falling into credit card debt, and failing at her first attempt at getting a master’s.

While Sara doesn’t necessarily lead with her “failures,” her passion is to show that she’s a recovering perfectionist who’s “walking the walk” in embracing her humanity, messiness, and vulnerability as she’s encouraging others to do the same.

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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

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