Whether you are a solopreneur, entrepreneur, a laptop lifestyle junkie or work for someone else in their office or some other environment you are probably spending at least 8 – 10 hours a day at “work”. And if you are commuting you can add at least 1 – 2 hours per day to that total.
Add to that 8 hours sleep and wow, that means out of your available time, you’re spending over 70% of your week at “work” that’s a large chunk of your life – this is going to be either scary or very interesting for you.
If you’re going to spend that much time doing something in your “career” at work then you better make sure that you are enjoying what you’re doing. You only have one shot at life right, so let’s make a difference to at least one life – yours.
Rather than spend all of this article on what you may like about your work, let’s look at what you can do if you don’t like or enjoy work and what you should do about it .
Step 1. Find out of you really like your work, I mean actually really like your work. How do you do this, sounds crazy I know but where you get stuck in your role and don’t get the chance to look in from the outside, one day rolls into the next and one week into the next week.
Do you get up and get excited about heading out the door or into the home office, or the co-working space or wherever it is that you go to each day? If you get that nagging feeling each day and that dread that so many people tell us that they do daily (for whatever reason), then you are faced with a few options – option 1 is to obviously stay where you are – keep doing what you are doing and be happy that you are “employed” and get to “work” every day. I know this is not solving the issue that you don’t like the work but having something is better than nothing – right?
Or is it – recent surveys have shown that over 80% yes 80% of people don’t like what they’re doing for “work”. Yes you can change jobs or companies but if you don’t have the training/skills/know how to do something new but like/love your industry then you are faced with a few more options. Option 1 is to obviously talk to your employer/contractor or whoever supplies your work/job and see if there is a way that you can get to do new things or tweak the existing things so that you get more enjoyment out of where you are “working”.
Having said that many people that we talk to daily have tried this and find that they are not able to get”ahead” where they are due to a variety of reasons or there is no training or steps in place to be able to do more, or be happier so they are resigned to the fact that “this is it”. So I guess that’s where it all stops – no you say and yes we get to the crux of the article.
Don’t go to a recruiter who doesn’t really care about you or what you have to offer, most just want to get a paycheck, talk to a qualified head- hunter who knows where the best of the best companies are to work for and they know how to get you into a better space or environment. Add to that the confidentiality that goes with the territory, the ability to get what you really want and the satisfaction of knowing that you are not out there competing with everyone else who applied for the same role as you on an internet job board.
Headhunting has been around for many years in the HR world and there are not too many people skilled in the art of doing this, sure mainstream recruiters may dabble in this or “have a go” without really knowing what they are doing or just really making noise in the market. The true headhunter has grafted and created their craft and they truly know the value of what they do and how to operate in this clandestine part of the world!
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
– Steve Jobs
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