Find Career Happiness And Keep It
Knowing that we are going to spend 8-10 hours a day, 5-6 days a week for 50 years or more working, career happiness could be considered as important to our overall happiness as who we marry. Having said this it is then easy to understand the importance of the career decision.
Sadly we are often forced into this decision at a very young age where we could not possibly understand the importance of the decision or have the information to effectively make it. As a result we find ourselves later down the road in jobs we don’t enjoy, wondering where it all went wrong.
Thankfully, regardless of your current situation it is possible to make a change. I understand for some it is harder than others due to commitment and financial responsibility, but it can be done. If we are to make a change and experience career happiness then we need two things.
1 - We need to know what it is we really want to do.
2 - Have a plan to make it happen.
So firstly how to figure out what you actually want to do. Well the best way to figure this out is to write down the conditions and benefits you are looking for then work backwards. For example, I want:
-A job or business that allows me to work from home.
-No stock to carry.
-free from government intervention and regulation.
-An income of $*** or greater.
-** hours a week or less.
-Mobility, ability to work from anywhere in the world.
And so on.
Once you have this criteria identified and written down, something great happens. Your subconscious takes over and you just start to notice opportunities that you never saw before. You will start to move in that direction. Things will start to take shape in a way that you never imagined possible.
Secondly we need a plan. Ok, be realistic here, if you have a family and mortgage etc, it’s going to take longer. The key in this situation is part time. Work on your new opportunity part time and grow it slowly until it is substantial enough to switch to it full time. It will happen, it just may take a few more years than you hoped for, and need a little more effort. What choice do you have though? Your reward for this is life long career happiness and a job or business you love.
The key is to make a start, start anywhere, buy a book, attend a course, do some research anything to start developing some momentum. You will quickly find action and correction and as long as you don’t quit you will eventually get there. Remember, 3-5 year investment in effort = 50 plus years of reward and career happiness, not a bad return on investment.
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Best of luck.
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