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Try these 3 tips to ‘Show Up Positive’ and find job satisfaction

Even if you’ve stayed with your current job since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the unprecedented churn in the U.S. labor market over the past two and a half years may have you thinking, “am I happy where I am?”

If so, you’re not alone.

“For the better part of a century, we have accepted whatever terms and conditions companies put in front of us,” said Louisville-based executive coach and organizational psychologist Rita Ernst. “The pandemic threw everything up in the air and gave us the ability to scrutinize our jobs, which we were not doing before, simply out of habit.”

As the nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high last November, experts started referring to the phenomenon as “The Great Resignation.” According to the Pew Research Center, about one-in-five non-retired U.S. adults (19%) — including similar shares of men (18%) and women (20%) — say they quit a job at some point in 2021, meaning they left by choice and not because they were fired, laid off or because a temporary job had ended.

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