Countless product managers are working incredibly hard. Their managers and stakeholders are happy, and their product is doing well.
The problem? They still feel stuck.
If you are stuck, you often might feel unappreciated. You might think that your work is meaningless, that you have no say or influence in your progress. No matter how hard you try, you cannot get promoted or find that product leader role.
I was speaking with one of my clients the other day who felt stuck. He told me that even time with their three-year-old daughter was becoming strained and not enjoyable anymore. He was struggling to be present because of this constant worry and struggle in his career. He was stuck and had no idea how to fix it.
The good news is that we can fix this problem. When we start fixing it, we get the appropriate raises and recognition. We don’t even have to fight that hard because our work speaks for itself. Pure magic happens.
Here are my five steps to getting...
“I feel stuck in my career.”
Those are words that I constantly hear, especially when I speak to product managers. We all feel as though we are stuck at some point or another. The question to ask ourselves is, “what am I going to do about it?”.
A few of my clients have been in this situation as well. After working together to become unstuck, one of them landed a new role with a 30% increase in compensation. They all received more opportunities and expressed that they were happier in their positions.
When we feel stuck, we can get stuck in a mundane routine. We feel unappreciated. We think that we have no choice in our careers. We lose sleep, and our health can decline. Even the people and the circumstances surrounding us genuinely feel like they are all out to get us.
BUT when we get unstuck, big things change.
We get the right combination of flow and hustle. We get promotions and raises. We begin getting recognized for excellent work. Recruiters...