Your “Indefinite Unsettledness” Will End – Mine Did!

Do you ever not feel quite right? Things just aren’t as they should be? Maybe it only lasts a day, perhaps a week, month or possibly even years. I had these feeling about my career for a little less than 3 years.

It was October of 2009 that I lost my job, and it sucked. It sucked big time, but I shook it off and was back to work two months later. But that job did not work out, nor did the second, or the third! I had worked for one company for almost eight years before that, and had never categorized myself as a quitter, but I became quite self-conscious with all the changes. But I kept fighting, and believing in myself that I could do whatever I wanted with my career and life.

I stayed in touch over the past three years with a manager at an account during that time period before I was fired. I would stop by, catch up, try to sell him products and services that I was representing at the time. He was never far from my thoughts. We had discussed me coming to work with his company on several occasions, but the timing was never right.

Well that time has finally come and I start my new role on November 1st with that organization. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I can look forward to work again every day from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning. When you change jobs every year for three years, you start to feel a little lost and temporarily forget what made you successful in the past.

Whatever “indefinite unsettledness” you may be feeling, it will go away, I promise you that. But only if you work at it. I had some horrible days; weeks for that matter over the past three years, but I never gave up. In fact, the best thing that came out of these past three years was picking up a note pad and pen, and starting to write. Now I have this blog, I am in Toastmasters, and I look forward to writing a book, possibly training, teaching and speaking to others somewhere down the line.

As abrasive as it sounds, you need to have that moment where you say something like “screw it, I know I can do this“. And keep fighting for what you really want.

Good luck and remember, if I can get past my “indefinite unsettledness”, so can you!


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on October 25, 2012, in Career, Inspiration, Motivation, Success and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Nice post!
    There’s quite a bit of commentary these days about the need to build a culture of experimentation, where failure is an accepted part of the learning process. A colleague of mine pointed out that “it’s a lot easier to develop that mentality when you’ve had lots of past successes or currently have very deep pockets.”
    Good luck with the new gig!

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it. And yes, failure has to be a part of the learning process. Sometimes it is not fun, but at the end of the day, we will all be the better for it when the rough patches are over and valuable life experiences are gained.

  2. Good luck! I’m sure you will knock it out of the park in your new position.

    As well, you are so right about pushing through the muck to find the right path for the next phase of your journey.

    • Thanks Carol! I appreciate your wishes. It certainly has not all been “sunshine and rainbows” but at no point did I say “I guess this is all life has in store for me!” You gotta keep fighting. Thanks again!

  3. Wow, this is an insightful post. Thanks for sharing! I feel this way constantly, mainly due to some life and professional choices I’ve had to make. Keep up the great work!

    • Hey thanks for taking the time to comment. Yeah this was a very personal post for me. I lived and breathed those feelings for all those years! Keep fighting, and things will keeping getting better for ya day by day. Enjoy the rest of your Friday!

  4. Congrats Tim! Glad to hear that you found something you are so passionate about.

  5. Congratulations Tim! You can do whatever you set you mind and heart to do. I am so happy for you and look forward to hearing more about this new adventure 🙂

  6. Patrick Matiowski

    Right on Tim, great news for you. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Excellent Tim! Congratulations.

    Perseverance and patience certainly pays off. Also, this speaks loudly about the power of working your network on a continuing basis, not only when times are good.

    I was also let go in November, 2009. My networking helped me find my true path within a couple of months and I am eternally grateful. Makes it real easy to give back when you realize how important it is.

    Good luck in your new position.


    • Thanks so much for the comments Marc! That means a log coming from you. Funny how we had a life chancing experience at almost the same time. Glad it is working out for both of us! All the best and have a great weekend. Thanks again…

  8. Super congrats! Tim, you exude passion and enthusiasm. Channelling all that into a job you’re fired up about is going to be amazing and you’ll be resetting the bar for them from Day 1. Do they know what they’re in for?

    • Thanks Broc! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Not sure if they quite now what they are in for, but I have worked indirectly with this organization before. They know that I come as advertised! Have a great weekend..

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