010: 3 Ways To Enjoy Your Job – Todd Stocker.com


 

These are Show Notes for the Podcast: 

From a Forbes article:

Right Management ran the online survey between April 16 and May 15, and culled responses from 411 workers in the U.S. and Canada. Only 19% said they were satisfied with their jobs. (81% were not fully engaged in their work).

Another 16% said they were “somewhat satisfied.” But the rest, nearly 2/3s of respondents, said they were not happy at work. 21% said they were “somewhat unsatisfied” and 44% said they were “unsatisfied.”

Why are people unsatisfied?
  • low pay
  • hours
  • benefits
  • they type of job it is
  • feeling of being stuck
  • wrong expectations based on the “Overnight” success stories.
Nothing beats hard and smart work.
Dan Miller from 48days.com outlines our work decades.
Age 20-30 is a time of discovery of what work we like.
30-40 time of development of the skills needed.
40-50 time of mastery of the skills and a chance to niche down.
50-60 time of gathering, money making.
60 – time of returning or giving back to society.
So as you’re driving.  on a scale of 1-10, what is your job satisfaction level?  Do you feel fulfilled or like you’re going to scratch your eyes out?

3 ways to handle the job you’re in now.

  1. Thank God for your job.  Tracey Steivang who was featured on episodes 5 and 6, says that gratitude is the strongest emotion.  The bible says that work is a gift from God.  What would it look like if you took time tomorrow morning and before you began your day and said, “Lord, I am thankful for my job.” Be thankful for it because it is a gift.
  2. Ask yourself “Why did I get into my job?”  It could be that you’ve forgotten the key purpose of why you’re in the job in the first place.  Sometimes just refocusing on the positive reason you dove it can limit you focus on the negative struggles today.  If you do realize that you need to make a change…
  3. Don’t jump ship.  Create a plan for transition.
Dan Miller says an intentional transition is best.

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