Job burnout is something that makes you want to find a new path ASAP! But that may not always pan out the way you planned. That’s why I recommend a different approach. Here’s what that approach entails and how it can save you some time and frustration.
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One thing many people don’t quite understand when it comes to finding work they truly love is that the (seemingly) obvious answer is rarely the RIGHT answer.
This is a hard pill to swallow… especially when you’re toiling away in a job you hate and you just want OUT… and fast!
However, I encourage you to open your mind to a different approach.
Because chances are, if you pick the thing that seems to be obviously right for you, you will likely find yourself in the same unsatisfied state a few months down the road.
Why is this?
It’s because YOU are not simple.
You are a complex, multifaceted individual, with a nuanced set of values, needs, likes and dislikes, talents, skills and experience, among other things.
And surprisingly, most of us are not terribly well acquainted with ourselves when it comes to putting all these pieces together into a coherent package that allows us to see the bigger picture of the work we were meant to do.
Imagine all these facets of you are like pieces of a puzzle that you lost the box top for. So you have no idea what the final picture is.
How likely is it that you will guess just by looking at a pile of pieces?
Just like putting together a puzzle, discovering the work you were truly meant to do takes an investment of time and effort BEFORE you can discover the whole picture.
But it’s time well spent!
It’s the only way you can get really clear about the job description that’s a tailored fit for YOU in all your uniqueness.
I encourage anyone who is interested in finding work they love to suspend all inquiries about what the final solution will be (like whether you’ll be starting a new business and what you’ll call it, or starting a position with an established company, etc.).
Leave all that alone while you gather information about all the things that complete the picture of your ideal work environment.
- What are your work values?
- What times do you like to work?
- Do you like working in a group or alone?
- Do you like being at a desk or somewhere else when you work?
- What types of things have you enjoyed doing in other jobs?
- What things have you NOT enjoyed doing in other jobs?
- What are you naturally good at?
These are just a few of the “puzzle pieces” that will allow your big picture to begin to emerge. Taking the time and effort to do this research on yourself instead of skipping to the end result will save you some frustration in the long run!
Is your work situation uncertain or frustrating you? Are you without a job or wisely thinking a current furlough may be just the hidden gift to start exploring work you’re truly meant to do? Do you hate your job, but have no idea what to do instead? Attempting to navigate those waters without support is not fun (yes, I do know, but that’s another story). I’m excited to announce that I’ve created The Job I Love Toolkit, with all the resources you’ll need to finally clarify how to get paid to do you.TM To be the first to hear more details, join the VIP Wait List.
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