Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Celebrate the job you have

Cannot but share this message I received from a friend today

Celebrate the job you haveThe year has barely just begun and already many people are probably feeling depressed about their current job. This is probably because you carried all the stress and regret from the previous year into the new one. The festive season allowed you to relax and forget about it all but now its back to reality. But instead of moping around all day why don’t you do something?

With the current economic recession many of us are feeling the financial crunch and think finding a better job is the best thing especially considering that you might hate your current one. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and finding another job won’t be easy during this time. People are being retrenched or put off left right and centre because many businesses are making huge losses. So instead of looking for greener pastures why not make the most of the job you already have?

Build Relationships: Considering that you spend at least eight hours with your colleagues it might be a good idea to build better friendships. Yes they might sometimes be a pain but if you have someone to talk to at work it will make your time there much more pleasurable. If you aren’t friendly at work people won’t have a problem back stabbing you, something that often happens at the work place.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: A lot of people feel they aren’t getting paid enough for what they do or are remunerated properly for what their skills are worth. Be grateful that you even have the opportunity to earn a living because many people have to beg and borrow to support their families. If you think you are worth more than what you are getting, go the extra mile and give 110 % to show your employer that that if they lost you there would be a big gap in the company. This might encourage them to increase your salary and appreciate you much more. Hard work pays off.

You’re up to date: Most employers give their employees training and other skills to improve their performance. In most cases you don’t pay for this training because it is for the company’s benefit. When new technology comes along you learn new things that some people might only get to try in a few months.

Be Passionate: Don’t do things in an “I hate my job” attitude. This is what could be holding you back from finding out where you fit in the company. If you are passionate in what you do you will always give your best and appreciate the end result. Slap dash work is obvious and it is probably the thing that will end up getting you fired.

Assess your skills: Whenever you feel down and worthless remind yourself of all the skills you have. Think about how the skills or service you provide, helps get to the end product. This will give you some sort of satisfaction.

Go Back to the Beginning: Ask yourself why you took the job in the first place. This might help renew your determination to do what needs to be done. If you saw yourself further up in the ladder than where you are set goals to get the position in the company you want. The closer you get the more drive you will have every morning when you get to work.

Change your Attitude: Instead of waking up in the morning sad and depressed and going to work with the same attitude try a different approach. Look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that you will have a great day at work. It’s all to do with the laws of attraction. If you say and do positive things then you will attract that positive energy into your life.

There is no such thing as the perfect job. It’s the passion you have for that job and the way that you commit yourself is what sets you apart from the miserable faces you probably see every day.

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