Consider the insightful wisdom of Bob Newhart’s character, the brilliantly brief therapist, Dr. Switzer. He rarely needs more than 5 minutes with clients. After they describe their problems, he calmly explains:
“I’m going to say two words to you right now. I want you to listen to them very, very carefully.”
Dr. Switzer then leans forward and yells, “STOP IT! JUST STOP IT!”
An animated GIF of Bob Newhart, as brief therapist, Dr. Switzer, shouts, “Stop It!” at a patient.
Unfortunately, your reality is not a comedy show. No, in real life, we must account for matters like financial stability, healthcare for ourselves and family, and much more. However, I’d be lying if I said I never considered Dr. Switzer’s approach when working with some of my coaching clients.
Life is too short to work for bad bosses.
Your mental health is too important to work for bad bosses.
Your potential is too great to work for bad bosses.
So, please, for the love of God, stop working for bad bosses.
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