I like Entrepreneur magazine because it’s so full of fire and promise. If you hate your job… I understand. I’ve been there and I admit, I stayed too long reasons we all have… a family to provide for, paying my mortgage, etc. Boring, real-life responsibilities. But and this is a big BUT… we can take steps to be ready to make a change and be committed to acting as a role model for our children… no matter how old we are.
How to Find Work You Truly Love is an inspiration to all of us (especially since every job is temporary).
1) Hang around people who love their work. If you don’t know anyone who loves their work… I mean LOVES their work… not just satisfied and glad to have a paycheck… but jumps out of bed for the excitement of what’s the day’s work will bring… then you need to network and keep networking until you find them. They might be musicians, entrepreneurs, software people, CEO’s –who knows. Ask people, do you love your work? You’ll know in 10 seconds; their eyes will light up, they’ll start gesturing and smiling… Ask them… how did you find this work?
2) Try and then try again and then try again. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” And even more importantly, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Never give up.
Don’t compare yourself with famous people, compare yourself with previous versions of yourself. Do you know yourself better? Are you having more fun? Are you kind to others?
Does your work meet at least 2 of these 3 criteria… are you learning, are you appreciated? are you having fun? More on this in a future post.