Not everybody has the benefit of being around good leaders. Without proper guidance, how should you navigate difficult situations?
If you are working in an environment where there is a lot of skepticism, a lack of focus on personal and professional growth, and you are struggling with your boss, you have to hang in there.
Do what you can to make self-improvements, look out for yourself, and see where you can keep advancing or how you can change that environment.
Be honest with yourself. Know when to call it if you cannot change things that are outside of your control and accept that. Get out of that situation and keep your resume current, stay marketable, stay relevant, and have some money in the bank.
Having other options puts you in a position to be able to make a choice.
Amanda recalled one of the concepts that stood out for her when she took a management course and it was the idea of shock absorbers for things and people that you cannot change in an organization.
You can give them feedback, you can make a suggestion, and that's all you can do. They can either take it in, respond and do something different or you remove yourself from the environment when it's costing you too much emotionally or psychologically.
Be the CEO of your own career. You are in control. Make sure that your single most valuable asset, which is you, is increasingly more valuable over time. And that will produce more opportunities.
One of Amanda's big principles is personal development. Your own continued personal growth is like the wellspring of expansion, development, and prosperity.
Be engaged with yourself. Be honest with yourself. Be committed to growing, and trust what unfolds from that. Trust that it might be bigger than the plan that you have for yourself at the moment.
Be open to new possibilities. Each door will open up different doors that you didn't even know existed before.
All you need is a vision and the next step. You'll figure everything else out as you go. You can have ideas but who knows what's going to unfold, so take the next right step and see what happens.