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Prince Harry advises to give up jobs you aren’t happy in

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If you don’t like you job…Quit! That’s the advice being shared by Prince Harry as his new role as Chief Impact Officer for a business focused on people’s wellbeing.

In an interview for Fast Company the royal was asked how the Better Up company has addressed issues caused by the pandemic, such as burnout and employees losing their jobs.

The Duke of Sussex said: “While on the surface it looks like these last couple of years brought all these issues to the foreground, the reality is these struggles and issues have been brewing for quite some time.

“We’re just at the beginning of the mental health awakening. This work has never been more important because people are finally paying attention, and a big component of this mission is building awareness and continuing to pioneer the conversation.”

According to Harry being made redundant could be a blessing in disguise giving the incentive to start a new job someone is passionate about.

He said “that a lot of the job resignations you mention aren’t all bad. In fact, it is a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change. Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them joy, and now they’re putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated.”

The royal went on to say he will aim to support veterans in his new role at the firm. “We’ll be working more with service members, veterans and their families. I can’t share the specifics just yet, but we’ll be working with a collection of government and non-profit groups, offering resources to service personnel who are struggling [by] addressing their [issues] at the root cause,” Harry told the publication. “The work includes building support systems they need to build the mental fitness practices and psychological resources to face new challenges, build resilience, and unlock their own potential—both during active service and once they transition to civilian life.”

Better Up provides coaching and mental health services to businesses and individuals and is currently valued at $4.7 billion.