What’s really happening?
There’s a tone to the surroundings and other people’s thoughts in operation.
How are people responding to each other, to you – it’s not too hard to tell when you’re looking for it.
In general and for the next six months of your future – do this:
Learn to read it.
It adds up to obvious.
Whose vision is being worked on?
If you and your perspective are a part of the team, you are working together on a
shared vision. You have a voice. If you are executing anothers vision, you need to be in alignment with that vision, at least enough to do your best work towards that goal.
Your input is valued, if not for the vision, then for your work towards it.
If there is little or no value given to you for your input on either vision or work, trouble is afoot. It’s a ticking clock before you will notice the damage. It’s sad too because a simple show of respect is so easy to do. It’s noticed when it’s real and from the heart. But if it’s contrived, reading the room will show it for what it really is. And it ain’t good.
Respect and being valued are in many ways more valuable than money.
Being valued, mind you, does show itself in monetary ways. There is appreciation to keep you that’s included in your compensation. But money is where many stop and to miss that there is more to the equation is to miss the point of value.
The ship you’re on might well be sinking.
Or you might be in a rowboat always trying to catch up. If you quit and change course now,
you might think, you’re stranded in the ocean while the ship pulls further out of sight.
Maybe you’re in the industry you love but the vessel you’ve chosen will strand you –
that’s the irony of dying of thirst while in an ocean surrounded by water you can’t drink.
Act while your choices are better rather than being unprepared due to lack of understanding of what’s happening around you.
Now is always your best time.
Look around you for a place to land. Island hopping is smaller – lateral moves.
Otherwise you have to row through a sea change.
If you are being valued, appreciate it. If not, change it.
Success of any measure involves frequent evaluation.
Reading the room means considering what you see and hear.
Things are way more obvious than most think.
Stay headed in the right direction.