December 11, 2013

Don’t Let The Daily Grind, Grind You Down

In this season of gratefulness and thankfulness, I want to talk about one thing today you might be taking for granted. Are you satisfied in your job? Do you find […]

In this season of gratefulness and thankfulness, I want to talk about one thing today you might be taking for granted.

Are you satisfied in your job? Do you find yourself bored, distracted, underpaid and unappreciated? I hear all the time about how people are stuck in a dead-end job. Maybe you like your job, but you just hate the people at it. Or maybe you’re the person who has issues with everything I’ve mentioned so far!

According to CNN 1 in 3 people are searching for new employment because of job-related stress and dissatisfaction. A similar study shows 3 in 10 say they want to leave their current job right now. Do you realize we’re talking ONE-THIRD of our employed population who are job-hunting!?

Listen, the truth is the job is not the problem. If you’re struggling with any of the things I’ve touched on so far, I guarantee you will have the same problems at your next job. And the one after that.

Instead of trying to seek a new place of employment right away, use all these methods (yes, ALL) to increase your job satisfaction NOW.

  1. In today’s economy, a job is a blessing! When was the last time you said “Thank You” to your boss? To your coworkers? We all feel unappreciated at some point or get lost in basic “paperwork” tasks. Be sure you aren’t taking that paycheck for granted! Millions are unemployed and desperately seeking work.
  2. A lot of jobs require paper-pushing, answering emails and other tasks that can feel meaningless, boring or even soul-sucking. All these little tasks add up to big accomplishments, but trust me, it’s easy to get lost or even feel like you’re drowning in the daily grind. Hang up photos, a list or a quote to remind you what it’s all for. When you associate those little tasks with a bigger purpose it helps keep you focused.
  3. There is always room for growth. If you’re bored or feel stuck, try learning a new skill. What could you learn to increase your value to your company or fulfill a need? Or try increasing your people skills! Your income is directly related to how good you are with people.

If you don’t see those opportunities for growth, it means you are the dead-end. Not the job. Our society is so focused on whether or not something satisfies them without realizing they play a big part in determining that level of satisfaction.

You can choose to be a zombie performing your mindless tasks and complaining about everything. Or you can seize control and improve your job environment TODAY.

Tell me what you’re doing to improve your daily work environment, home environment or even relationships. Don’t forget to “Like” and “Share” this post with your friends and family while you’re there.

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In great faith,

 

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