I got to the point where I had simply had enough, my nerves were frayed, I was on a very short fuse, I was emotional, angry and frustrated. I couldn't see a way out of the never-ending spiral of negative energy.
I felt alone ..
I knew that I had to take control of my path and say, NO MORE!
Putting up with the bully in the workplace is something many of us expect to do. To learn to tolerate it. For many of us, it is the culture we work in that lets us down as it appears to be 'the way we do things around here' in so many businesses.
As we climb the ranks, eager to prove we can do it, we ALLOW bad and unacceptable behaviour and when we see it, turn a blind eye to it.
This is the journey I have travelled ..
My situation got to the stage where I chose to walk away and change my life .. my day to day interaction with a bully, operating in a toxic culture left me feeling like everything was out of control.
Looking back its no wonder I had moments where I felt confused. I was praised for my achievements and later told how useless I was .. promoted and then micro-managed .. given resources to do the job only to be harassed at every opportunity.
This hot and cold scenario was draining the life out of me. The joy that I had experienced at work faded every day. I knew I had to do something about it.
The truth is that we NEVER have to put up with a bully at work, there is a way forward and a process to follow that will help you when you find yourself up against a bully. The process I have developed by walking the path, living and breathing it, finding ways to cope with it and coming out the other side.
My journey from BROKEN to FIT, strong and motivated hasn't been easy.
I have invested in my own personal development, got my health back, found my path and am now in a position to help as many people as I can take back their power.
I share my formula in my book, ROAR! How to tame the bully inside and out, and is due to be published in November.
In the meantime, please head over to my Reigniting Your Purpose eBook and find out what three things I did to take control of the very difficult situation I found myself in.
The three things you can do today to find a way out.
There is hope my friend.