Prince Harry is all in favor of quitting your job to preserve your mental health.
In an exclusive interview with Fast Company on Monday, the duke of Sussex explained his role with the company BetterUp, and why he believes quitting your job can be great for your mind.
BetterUp is a mental health coaching company that "brings together world-class coaching, AI technology, and behavioral science experts to deliver change at scale." The company was founded in 2013, and is currently valued at $4.7 billion, according to Fast Company.
Prince Harry is the chief impact officer for BetterUp, working with product strategy, philanthropy, and public advocacy related to mental health. He is also in charge of advising the company on how to use funds raised as a result of its commitment to Pledge 1%, according to FastCompany.
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When Prince Harry was asked how BetterUp had adapted to trends that were accelerated by COVID-19, such as burnouts and job resignations, Harry responded, "We’re just at the beginning of the mental health awakening."
He further added, during a recent conversation with BetterUp science board member Adam Grant, that "a lot of job resignations aren't bad." He explained that he felt it is better for one to resign from a job that doesn't make one happy, rather than stay and let the job damage one's mental health.
He explained, "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," Prince Harry told Fast Company.
When asked what new projects excited Harry, he explained that the company would soon be working with both active and former service members in an effort to help them thrive in their service, and to aid them in adjusting back to civilian life. He explained that he could not go into much detail but would be working with both government and nonprofit groups in an effort to provide the support system needed to "build the mental fitness practices and psychological resources to face new challenges, build resilience, and unlock their own potential," Prince Harry said during the interview.