When Questioning Belonging Leads to Quiet Quitting with Adam Hommey
Your skills, talents, and/or actual capabilities are all essential elements in finding a job or establishing your career. Leaders and hiring managers would easily spot these attributes by looking at your credentials and background.
But in the long run, there are certain intangible qualities that will really set a brilliant employee apart in a company. Motivation, curiosity, self-awareness, empathy, and grit – these are just some of the values that are often overlooked in the hiring process, and are also often diminished or not at all developed throughout a person’s career.
When people keep on feeling undervalued or unappreciated, no matter how much they try to overcompensate – they enter into a new phase of burnout which puts them in a position where they lose, not just the passion, but the interest to go the extra mile and achieve their full potential. On the surface, it may seem like they are simply doing the bare minimum. But we have to analyze the intentions within and the reasons behind actions that hinder people from attaining a more solid and deeper level of success.
In this episode, Adam Hommey brilliantly explains the experiences and perspectives of people who go through the burnout phase and, probably after questioning their value and belongingness, have simply settled with stability and compliance with rules and others’ expectations. Do you know someone who is in this state? Or maybe you, yourself, can relate. Tune in and learn more!
Wisdom To Live By:
- “Underestimated is something that generally doesn't feel good unless you're using it strategically to exceed expectations and create a perception that you're an even greater winner than you are.” – Adam Hommey
- “Your malcontents are some of your company's greatest assets. They can shed light on your opportunities for growth, which could be your opportunities for success if simply addressed.” – Adam Hommey
- “A danger zone for you is when a malcontent stops speaking up but they're still there.” – Adam Hommey
- “If they're complaining, they're selling, right? Because they're engaged, they're passionate, and something's going on. And the moment someone is silent and they're doing their job just well enough that they're not ending up on a spreadsheet somewhere and they're just flying under the radar, that's when you got to be concerned because something's going on.” – Becca Powers
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Know More About Adam:
Adam Hommey is a speaker, author, consultant, and trainer with nearly 20 years of experience working in a range of industries and supporting the growth of scores of small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. He, himself has been an entrepreneur since 2003 and is the Chief Winning Officer and Situation Creator of The Business Creators' Institute which helps entrepreneurs and small businesses Emancipate the POWER of INFORMATION and Win at the Game of Business and Marketing. Adam is an international Amazon Best-Selling author of "Groundhog Day is an Event, Not a Business Strategy" as well as a contributing author to "Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition". He is also the host of the Business Creators’ Radio Show, one of the longest continuously-running entrepreneurial podcasts on the air today.