Do you love your job? Follow these 4 steps to greater career satisfactionGood Morning! Statistically Tuesdays are one of the happiest work days in the week.
Are you happy today at your job?
I hope so but if not, the best advice I can give is to look around and see what you like about your job, what is going well and recognize all the perks you do have and if you can’t find any, start by being grateful for having a job.
We have all heard loads about the Law of Attraction and one of the principles says~ What you focus on expands.
So if you are unhappy and unsatisfied with your job there is a way to improve the situation. Activity:
Step 1: Get a piece of paper and write your thoughts on these questions: What is going right? What do you like about your job? What are you good at?
If you are blocked, consider that there must be something or else or you wouldn’t have stayed so long. Why have you stayed? Write down all of that comes up for you.
Step 2: Now write down all of the things you wish you could be doing. If you could spend your time doing anything you want, what will that be? Now consider how can you bridge this gap? Be creative, consider volunteer positions, education, certificates, lessons, people to meet, new routines to incorporate, memberships to pursue…
Step 3: Research! Set up informational interviews with companies you want to work with, local college and university websites and talk to academic advisors, visit the volunteer action centres and art centres, read newspapers, talk to people about what you want and what you are looking for – network and get involved!
Tony Robbins said that we tend to overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate what we can achieve in ten.
Step 4: Create a 1, 5, and 10 year plan.
We always say, time flies therefore: a 3 year degree taken at a rate of one or two courses part time will also fly by, as will volunteering or joining a group to get certain skills and meet certain people; look at how that investment will pay off and if it involves a career change how happy you will be!
If we can avoid thinking of all of the reasons why not to do something and instead focus on what we want and what we already have, our career decisions would become a lot more clear and easier to make.
“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha
Kelly MacLellan MSc
Business & Career Coach