I have lost interest to my career and started to be interested about my job.
Career or job – what is the difference?
Career is the ladders where you advance. You will get promotions, bigger responsibility, more people who work for you – you become big boss or manager. Your friends will say “he has a good career”
Instead of the career I have started to build my job.
My goal in life and in my work is to do what I want, what is fun and what I love to do.
..and that is what I am building.
How do you do that? How to have job of your dreams?
First you need to know what you want to do. Then you do it.
You don’t believe it is that easy? It is, but you need to be patient. It will take time.
1. Define what your passions are and what you want to do. Make sure you define them and you know what you want. If you don’t know, you cannot move towards them.
You need to know what you want.
Do you like to speak publicly? Do you like to do drawings? Do you like to write?
2. Find possibilities to do your passions in your current workplace. Talk to your boss. Talk to his boss. Talk to your colleagues. Talk to anyone who could know. Nothing BAD happens if you talk and discuss.
3. Offer to do what you love. Tell that you would be interested to do speaking, writing or drawing. Whatever your passions are. If nobody knows what your passions are and what you would like to do, nothing will happen. Nobody will offer you anything, if they don’t know….and if you don’t know.
4. Do what you love. Sometimes you can draw, write or prepare presentations about something. Then share them with your boss or with his boss. Or anyone who might be interested. Forget boundaries, limits and organizational boxes. Just do it.
We have the satisfaction query in our workplace. It has the one question that asks “How often do you feel joy in your work?”
The joy is not only in the hands of the employer. You are responsible of the joy in your work more than your employer is responsible of it.
Instead employers should hire people who are capable of finding their joy by themselves.
I have worked for a year to build my job. I am close to doing whatever I want.
Nothing I do conflicts the company or my employer – vice versa. More I do tasks, projects and work that is close to my passions, skills and my talent, more my employer will gain.
I don’t care positions, titles or job descriptions. I am building my work towards the things I love and I am talented to do.
You don’t always need to quit to achieve what you want.
When you quit, you don’t know what is ahead of you.
You can quit and choose to build your own business OR you can start building and developing your current job towards your passions – to feel the joy in your work and workplace.
Photo credit Flickr OakleyOriginals