“You must love your work, and not be always looking over the edge of it, wanting your play to begin. And the other is, you must not be ashamed of your work, and think it would be more honorable to you to be doing something else. You must have a pride in your own work and in learning to do it well, and not be always saying, There’s this and there’s that—if I had this or that to do, I might make something of it.” George Eliot
Are you looking for a new job or career? Are you looking for ways that will allow you to do what you want rather than doing for the sake of a paycheck? How important is it for you to love what you do and do what you love to do?
Are you doing work that makes you feel miserable? If you are, why are you doing it? The answer to that question is “I have to …”.
How would it feel if you could do something you wanted to do every day? There isn’t a 100% perfect job or career but you could have a career that is 80% of what you want. There is likely something you just don’t want to do that is part of the job requirement and having 80% great work is far better than the 17% great work many people experience.
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“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.”
Norman Vincent Peale
A new study just released shows that organizations have a tool to determine if employees are fully engaged in work and life. The results of this study show that if organizations want to keep employees that they need to determine how restless the employees are.
If the research from Right Management somewhere near 84% of employees desire to find something different to do, a new job, a new career. Burnout it seems is high when there are financial stresses, increased demands, fewer people to do the work, and a less appreciative staff. Everyone is feeling the pinch in an economy that is slow to recover.
People who feel stuck in a job can carefully look at other opportunities and waiting for the right door to open. Key players who feel they are putting in their all and getting little in return could bolt at the first opportunity. The biggest factor in how an employee perceives their value is their manager or supervisor. That relationship is critical and far too often that relationship isn’t what it should be.
Energy Leadership looks at energy as being either catabolic or anabolic. Catabolic energy is defined as energy that negative in nature, it is the draining type of energy often found in people who are victims or are angry most of the time. Shifting the energy towards an anabolic state would show an organization that employees are engaged and satisfied with their work.
Organizations can now through the use of the Energy Leadership Index determine how engaged their employees are. They can find out just how engaged the management is as well. It is far better to learn how well the organization is doing rather than waiting for a mass exodus and then asking the question, “Why did so many people leave?”.
What are your thoughts? What are you looking for?
Posted in Acknowledgement, appreciation, Balance, Careers, Encouragement, Energy leadership, gratitude, happiness, Work/Life
Tagged career change, coaching, demotivated workforce, employee dissatisfaction, Employee Engagement, energy leadership, Engaged workforce, iPEC, mass exodus
“It is only through work and strife that either nation or individual moves on to greatness. The great man is always the man of mighty effort, and usually the man whom grinding need has trained to mighty effort.”
Theodore Roosevelt, April 27, 1900
Are you planning for your next career? When do you think you’ll start planning and learning about your next career?
The might economic upheaval from the past couple of years should have taught American workers that stability and long-term employment at anyone company is largely a myth. The predicted changes in the global economy are bearing fully on many of the working class. Many of those in the working class have found that there are no jobs for the skills they have and that the skills they do have are not readily transferable to other careers.
The demand for lower prices is causing a shift away from American shores to countries where labor prices are low and where workers are highly skilled.
So, what does one do when they are displaced by economic and technological factors?
In today’s world the best bet is to find areas where there is positive economic growth and seek training and employment in those areas that match your talents and strengths. Don’t assume that because you made a shift to a new career field that it will be long lasting. Assume that you will need to retrain yourself for another career. It won’t be easy to balance all of life and then focus on increasing your value by seeking out where technology and the jobs are going.
High rates of growth will be experienced in
1. Elder care
2. Health care
3. Green technologies
New service industries are likely to sprout up as a number of people are shifting from traditional employment to self-employment. Contract employment will increase reducing a large financial burden from employers (medical costs, and others) and fundamentally reshape employment as we know it.
To keep pace in this new economy:
1. Keep abreast of what is happening in the job markets.
2. Prepare for you next career
3. Start now, don’t wait. Pay for your own education.
4. Keep adding value in whatever you do.
5. Be flexible
6. Add continuous career development to your life
Posted in Careers, Change, coach, Uncategorized, Work/Life
Tagged career challenges, career change, change now, continuous education, cottage industry, global economy, reasons to change careers, work life balance
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.–Dr. Suess
Life is too short to find yourself at the wrong end of a job or a career. In today’s tight employment market people are working in jobs they loathe. They are putting up with manager’s who are pushing employee’s to the limit and people are putting up with it, for now. Recent studies show that nearly 40% of workers want to do something different.
The dire news of high unemployment is causing people to retreat in fear and that fear is keeping them tied to jobs that are not a good fit. As people wait for the economic engine to rev back up and with the hope of new job opportunities a new wave of change will shift the job landscape.
Prepare for that change today, find a coach that will help you find a career that aligns with who you are. Find your passion and you will find success. Identify and move towards the career of your dreams. Start today!