Ok, so it’s fitting of a t-shirt slogan but this phrase underpins what my business is all about. I hate the thought of people hating going to work. Actually, it’s more than that. I hate the thought of people hating going to work and not being able to see a world where that isn’t so.
For some people, it’s a case of not knowing what else they would do. All they’ve known is one type of job or one company and they don’t know enough about the wider world of work to understand how valuable their skills would be to others. For others, it’s about the risk. What if it doesn’t work out? What if it’s like this everywhere else? What if I’m actually on to a good thing here but just don’t know it? For others still it’s apathy. It’s harder work to make myself happy than it is to stay miserable… so I’ll stay miserable.
I work with individuals who come to me directly and with people through organisations I work with and whilst some have indeed made big, life changing decisions about how they want to work, most make a few tweaks which mean that they discover ways to enjoy the work they are already doing and do more of what they love.
It’s that time of year where everyone is talking about goals and changes and success criteria and about thinking big and eradicating limiting beliefs and all that good stuff. Achieving any goal starts with one small step. One conscious effort moving towards the direction of where you want to be. This doesn’t need to be a ‘pack your job in and go travelling around the world’ decision. It can be a ‘notice what I’m great at, notice what I enjoy and do more of it’ decision. Or you can pack your bags and go. The point is, it’s your choice. Not choosing to change means that you’re choosing the life you currently have.
If you’d like to explore what might be different in your career but don’t know where to start, check out my TwentySomething programme here on the website (under services) and book your FREE 15 minute consultation today.