Do You Love Your Job? 3 Ways to Find Out.

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The four words every working person longs to say, I love my job! This is generally true for musicians, artists, and thespians. Assuming of course that you are good at your craft. Ask anyone who makes a living doing what they love and it will probably be something creative. Sure, there are people who just LOVE numbers and become accountants or bankers. Most of the time people end up in a certain field because a parent did it or they happen to be really good at something. Many times it doesn’t matter whether you like what you do, it’s whether you are good at it. The intersection of liking something and being good at it is the “sweet spot” of your working life. How about you? Does your job give you satisfaction, does it allow you to do things you enjoy? If so, you are indeed a lucky person.

Finding A Job You Love

Is it really possible for most people to find a job they love? For many of us, finding a job you can tolerate is our highest goal. The first goal for anyone seeking a career or starting a business is to survive, to make a decent living. If your first thought is becoming rich fast or at least having a beachfront condo, you may not be thinking realistically. Let’s get that out of the way upfront. If you can approach what you want to do to make a living with a more reasonable goal, success becomes much more likely. We cannot help you figure out the solution, you have to take responsibility for that. What we can do is get you to think about it and hopefully this article will do that. Now, Let’s take a look at how you can tell whether you love your job or not:

  1. Are you really glad to see your employees or co-workers each morning? If you dread walking in the front door more than a trip to the DMV…you don’t love your job.
  2. Do you watch the clock, counting the seconds until you can escape…oops, I mean “leave work”? Yeah, chances are you don’t care for your career.
  3. When the alarm goes off each morning, is your first thought is to smash it with your shoe…you may just be sleepy, but it could be another trip to your job.

A Job You Enjoy, A More Achievable Goal

Let’s face it, finding a job you LOVE is probably a pipe dream for the vast majority. It is very tough to make a living creatively, such as in art, music or crafts. Unless you are truly gifted and find just the right style or persona, making a living at it is challenging. Maybe what most of us should strive for is finding a job that gives you some measure of satisfaction. Is there a purpose to what you do that helps people. that makes your community a better place or at the very least makes others’ lives more enjoyable? Maybe it is something as simple as your customers saying “thank you”. All of us dream of being rich. Many of us dream of retiring. Some of us just dream of being comfortable in life. Each of those situations depends on perspective and your own personal expectations. Only you know what it will take to achieve them or to at least make progress towards that goal. One person’s Utopia can be another person’s Purgatory.

The Beacon Center Loves What We Do

The seed of The Beacon Center started as a desire to help connect businesses and professionals through Business Networking. We soon realized that by offering a clean, professional space for businesses and their employee to meet, train or even celebrate we could touch many more people. Our goal is to offer businesses and individuals the space to work, plan, praise or celebrate. Perhaps by doing so, we can help others enjoy not only their jobs but their life. Visit our website and book a tour to see how we can help you.

 

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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