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Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.1)

1. What’s Going On That Bothers You?

2. Why Does Your Job Bother You?

3. How You Can Change It



In this post I’d like to challenge whether you can fall in love with your present job or whether you need to make plans to exit.

According to Gretchen Spreitzer, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business – the three main reasons people are dissatisfied with their job are:

#1 Their job has no meaning or purpose to them

#2 It provides little opportunity to learn, or

#3 It leaves them depleted at the end of the work day

(Source: http://hbr.org/2012/01/creating-sustainable-performance/ar/1)

What’s Going On That Bothers You?

Now, it’s easy to find reasons why you don’t like your job, and you may relate to one or more of the above. Without doubt you need to understand precisely what bothers you, otherwise you could leap out of the fire and into the proverbial frying pan.

You may be completely clear what the problem is, if you’re not – consider if it has something to do with your communication with colleagues, subordinates, or superiors. Maybe you feel undervalued, disrespected, used, underpaid, manipulated etc.

Write a list of things that bother you.

For me, I found that I was getting increasingly frustrated at the lack of creativity in my job. I realised that no matter how far I got in the company I would always be unfulfilled.

I’m going to presume that you’d like to change your situation, so tomorrow we’ll take a look at ‘why’ these things bother you. And it might not be what you think.




Related posts:

How I Identified I Was In The Wrong Job!

Can you fall in love with your job (Pt 2)


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Can we have leaders at the bottom?


I couldn’t sleep last night, my mind was racing for some reason! I ended up getting up and making some notes about this subject.

I got to thinking how we’re always looking UP to see our leaders, whether they are politicians or managers or the clergy of one denomination or another. Maybe we should look around us and below us a bit more (figuratively speaking). We might be surprised at what we find.

Everywhere there are those that display an exemplary attitude towards their work, often of the most menial kind. Work that we probably wouldn’t do ourselves unless we were desperate. But there they are, being conscientious, willing to learn, showing an aptitude to learn, question, challenge even. They prove themselves to be worthy team members and kind colleagues. Decent, hardworking people that ordinarily go unnoticed.

Take a look at those ‘below’ you (in position or pay grade that is), and see which fit the category of leader. It may be the janitor, window cleaner or office junior. Now draw a line under your own position/pay grade. See yourself as being at the bottom – ask yourself ‘How could I better demonstrate that I am a leader’ to those above you as well as below.

Let me know if that makes any sense or if I’m just recounting some disoriented dream!




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