Have you ever been in a place in your life where things just aren’t that great? Maybe you feel stuck in your career, you don’t like the work you are doing, or you feel totally unfulfilled.
Whatever it is… it stinks, doesn’t it?
How can you manage your career when things are just all wrong?
I believe that each of us has a right to be happy and love the work we do! If we don’t, that unhappiness can trickle into relationships outside of work, into our families. And that feels bad. We soon begin to question our value not only as an employee, but as a human being.
That’s what we want, right? To be VALUED as a human being in every aspect of our lives is what makes us want to get out of bed in the morning and live!
So picture this; it is Monday morning. You cannot wait to get out of bed in the morning because you have a job that you are eager to get to. You walk in and your boss is happy to see you, spends a couple of minutes asking you about your weekend, your family, and then smiles and says, “let’s make it a great day!” You go off to your office or cubicle and boom! Light bulbs are going off and you are well on your way to a wonderfully productive day.
Doesn’t that feel different from the first scenario? So how can you achieve this? Here are 3 simple steps to manage your career.
1. ATTITUDE We do not know what will happen, but we know most likely, it won’t go as planned. Believe that things happen for a reason. Also believe that we are creative, resourceful and whole. When bad things happen, we have the power to choose to wallow in the grief or reflect, learn, and move on.
How would you describe your attitude lately? How can you take what you learn from a bad situation and turn it into gold?
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere.” – Unknown
2. AWARENESS Who are you? Who are you becoming in your career? Take time to explore your purpose in life, your values and your passions. Be certain to work for an organization and people who share your values and passions and who value you.
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – T.D. Jakes