Worst Career Advice Ever
As far as career advice goes, this is some of the worst.
Maybe it's just for a website article. Or maybe this guy really thinks this.
Aaron Hurst is CEO of a company.
However, a quick internet search shows Hurst is the leader of Imperative, "a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work."
In his article for The Huffington Post, Hurst writes: "Every December 31st, I quit my job. The next day I decide if I want to take the job again for the New Year. It helps me clear the noise and make sure I am 150 percent behind what I am doing and that it is how I want to spend the majority of my waking hours."
He goes on to say: "I asked each member of my team to undertake the same exercise. Now, I encourage each of you to do the same. You don't have to wait for New Year's Eve. Tonight, when you get home, quit. Take some time to reflect and then decide if you want to rehire yourself tomorrow."
He adds: "Despite it all, however, I knew that this is where I want to be in 2015. I decided to rehire myself. This is the work that matters to me, and I can't think of any other opportunity to make the impact that has even close to the same potential. Now, two months into 2015, I have been more energized and focused."
Of course he does and is.
Unlike most of us who AREN'T CEOs, we don't have the luxury or ability to "quit our jobs every year."
Unless you know for a 154 percent fact you have something better lined up or are independently wealthy, you aren't going to quit your job every year. He did, only because he knew he wasn't really going to, or could walk away knowing he has $8 million in the bank and will make it a couple of weeks without a job.
He's a CEO, but he's not a career coach.