3 Strategies to Love Your Work
Remember the saying, “Do what you love and love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life?”
Sounds great, but how do you do that?
Here are 3 Ways to Positively Love Your Work:
Love What You Do for Work
The physical and mental activity of your work must reward you emotionally in order for you to love what you do.
For some people, it’s mentally knowing a difference is made, whatever that might be. For others, it’s the physical exertion that creates an endorphin rush. You love your work when you intrinsically value it and enjoy most of the associated activities.
When that value is lost, you may have transitioned to another phase or season of your work. Working with a career coach around purpose is helpful to again love what you do.
Love Who You Work With
In the WEconomy, team is a given. You work with others to create and leverage more than your “I” can do.
You attract others to your team based on your core values, priorities, and unique contribution. Your core values and priorities create a commonality of why we do and how we do. Your unique contribution is complementary within the team.
Examine within yourself who you love working with and why and conversely who you don’t and why. Change what you can about the relationship. Either accept what you can’t change or transition to another team or workplace. Working positive is challenging enough today without dragging yourself to work because of a stressful team environment.
Love Who You Work For
Ultimately you work for two groups of people: your customers/clients and your family.
Your customers/clients are those persons whom you attract into your business in order to solve a problem they have. They need or want something and you supply the product or service that conveys the answer.
Do you love your customers/clients? If so, tell them as often as possible. If not, find some more to your liking. You also attract them based on your core values, priorities, and unique contributions.
More importantly, you work for your family. You work to achieve some measure of financial independence to invest time into your family relationships. You work to provide responsibly for the needs and desires of the persons with whom you chose to enjoy your most intimate relationships.
Let your family know often, especially this week, how much you love them and love working for them.
As you do, you now know how to love what you do and do what you love. So enjoy your Work Positive lifestyle!