Before I hammer increased skills into people, to sell more and function better in their job setting. There is another issue to be settled. Techniques will help you have more technical proficiency in a given work or sales position. That is true. But it takes something more, to be truly gratified in your work.
Who will really do their best job; if they do not gain satisfaction out of their work? The answer is No one!…. It is like asking someone to climb Mount Everest when they don’t like the mountains. It’s not going to work out.
So what is my advice on how to get more satisfaction out of your work? – – – If you asked yourself that question with me just now; you just took the first and most important step, of the solution.
Step Numero Uno; absolutely critical to enjoying your work; is to take honest steps to look at and examine the prospect of your work, with curiosity, intensity and scrutiny. An honest appraisal most often precludes work-place happiness.
To achieve more happiness in the job setting, it is paramount to Ask a lot of questions. And not just ask questions of potential employers or providers of work related possibilities . To find vocational happiness; you must First, ask yourself important questions to explore your values and learn what really matters to you. Why did you engage in your current career path? What was it that attracted you to it in the first place? What does it take for you to have a sense of fulfillment? What do you enjoy doing in the professional domain? What would it take for you to be satisfied about your job situation?
The answer may be where you are at or it may be found in making a move. But it is unlikely that you will find the happiness in your work-setting anywhere; until you have a solid idea about what you are looking for and what you hope to attain to be happy. You must ask yourself these tough questions and come up with really satisfying answers to find work-place fulfillment.
Fulfillment is most often found where we are at. And then grows into something more, somewhere else because we outgrow the situation, we mastered. If we run from problems in our current station: We will most time find them in different faces and different places, only bigger than before.
—–So that is why step number one is to honestly ask the question. What can I do to find more satisfaction in my work? Most times our answers are inside us. And our greatest solutions come from our own hunches and instincts, especially about our work.
—–Are you asking yourself these questions? Are you writing down your ideas. Are you developing them as you work on them? It’s like eating a steak. You chew up the meat and spit out the bone. What works, you keep. What does not, you discard.
A specific way to work on this work, question and answer campaign is to start a daily professional journal? You can keep it online or in a notebook. But the point is to record what you like and what you don’t. What you are good at and what you are not. To do your own assessment of what your professional experience is teaching you.
Sometimes the task of literally writing things down with a pen solidifies the concepts. Review these thought developments and keep them permanently, where you can refer to them.
Start today. Ask yourself the question of how to get more satisfaction out of your work. Write down your initial thoughts. Review them briefly and daily. Do this for 90 days. You will find that your thinking develops. This recourse will help you improve your thoughts about your workplace. It is only possible to hit our targets, when we have identified what they are. This process will help you identify, refine and focus on professional targets.
In this journal, Begin to make a serious inquiry into what satisfies you as a person? What can you appreciate more about your work by looking at it differently? What can you actively do differently in your workplace, to change the way you feel about it? Find someone constructive to bounce these ideas off of. Don’t go to the pity party corner of the room with this workplace evaluation. Go to active people (even twitter friends) who you expect might be successful in their own appreciation and satisfaction in their work.
But you say, you don’t know my job. It’s not possible to have a better attitude about it…. All I can say is that if you are a swimmer who is mountain climbing; it wont work. If you are mountain climber who is swimming; that wont work either. – – – Sometimes, what we are doing, just is not a fit for our skill-set or personality. If that is the case, quit trying to put a square peg into a round hole and find something that better “fits” your talents, abilities and interests.”