Are you miserable at your job (or what you are doing) but go anyway to earn a living? Do you feel you are unable to use your talents and are doing things that are stressful? Do you find yourself in a career rut? Wouldn’t you rather be in your ideal income position and “Go to Play” everyday? Most people spend approximately 35% to over 67% of their waking hours working. Being unhappy for so much of day makes it difficult to enjoy rest of your waking hours. Think how your life will turn around when you are actually enjoying your "work." In your ideal career you will be doing what you love and be so good at it that you will produce considerable value which will attract more rewards (including money) than you need.
Does this sound impossible? Well it isn’t. Here are 9 secrets to get career you will really enjoy.
Secret #1 Focus on you first, before looking at a career Most people have followed same trial and error path to work. They take a job that appears to be best “opportunity” and try it out. They adjust to what their bosses and company want in hopes of advancement. They eventually discover that they are stuck in a job or career that they really don't like. Then they decide to try another job “opportunity” and error cycle continues. To get out of this job rut and get your ideal career you will want to look at your wants and needs first, to discover what your ideal career looks like, before you select your next position.
Secret #2 Discover your true passions All of us have things we are passionate about doing, but have suppressed them because of a number of reasons. Even though you do not consciously know your passions exist, your subconscious “gut” does. You are probably fulfilling a hidden passion when you do something that gives you a very good “gut” feeling. Conversely, when your “gut” tightens up and creates stress, it is probably because you are doing something at work you are passionate about NOT doing. Once you consciously discover what you are passionate about doing and not doing, you will be able to create a position that allows you to fulfill both. When you follow your passions, you eliminate your conflicts, you have more energy, you have more fun, and you become much better at what you do.
Secret #3 Discover your true desires and priorities Most of us do not take time in life to discover our true desires and priorities. We seem to just go with flow and hope that we are heading in right direction. We tend to suppress our true desires and priorities for sake of others. Yet, one big reason we feel so frustrated in working at a job is because work conflicts with our true desires and priorities. These conscious conflicts create guilt, doubt, and eventual stress. Yes, you can balance your personal, work and family priorities, but only after you dig to discover what they truly are. You can organize your occupation around your own personal priorities, which will allow you to perform much better at work and reap additional rewards you deserve. For example, look at how many home-based businesses have popped up to allow people to fulfill both family and work priorities without undue conflicts.
Secret #4 Discover your true values Everyone has his or her own value system. Unfortunately, people rarely look into them and more often than not accept values imposed by companies they work for. Just look at damage caused to many employees of Enron, World Com, Global Crossing and others whose beliefs did not agree with misguided values of CEO's and higher executives. Were all of employees misguided? Certainly not. Most had very honest values but they were penalized anyway.
Secret #5 Discover your true talents All of us are blessed with certain talents, yet we rarely stop to really figure out what they are. You will enjoy working, be much more productive, and generate more quality results when you maximize use of your talents at work. Your increased productivity and higher quality results will attract greater rewards for you. Matching your natural talents to your income position will create greater enjoyment and attract increased rewards at same time.