“I hate my job.” These are words I’ve once said to myself (not at Mojo, of course) and continue to hear from some of my friends. However, this isn’t uncommon. In fact, in 2014,Gallup Poll did a study that found only 31.5% of U.S. employees were “engaged” at work — meaning they were enthusiastic and committed to their job.
This also means that the majority of U.S. employees were disengaged. AKA, they had the “Sunday Scaries” and did not look forward to work on Monday. Now, from time to time we may have an unfavorable feeling towards the 9-5 grind, but if you’re usually dreading work every single day and no longer feel encouraged by the work you do, you may want to consider a change in jobs (or even career).If you think this is you, read on to see how you can find a job you love:
If you follow the steps above, you can find your place, too— and it feels great when you do! Don’t take it from just me, though. I reached out to my co-workers and one my favorite influencers on the importance of loving your job and here’s what they had to say:
Sue B. Zimmerman
“I love making an impact on people’s life all over the world in a fun, authentic way. Being a successful online educator allows me to work from anywhere doing what I love, which is teaching business owners how to leverage the power of Instagram to grow a successful brand and build trust.”
“I originally wanted to be an engineer because I’m good at math. But just because you’re good at something, doesn’t mean it should dictate your career. I’m 55% right brain and writing gives me an outlet to express my creativity that I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy in a more technical profession. I love it!”
“I enjoy being an Inbound Specialist because I like working with analytics. I get to deep dive into data and use it to figure out customer behavior and characteristics. It truly makes every day interesting!”
“I like taking plain ol' text information and making it exciting and memorable! I also enjoy the problem-solving aspect of putting the pieces of a design together or figuring out how to make a website more effective. I love seeing people's faces light up when I show them something I've created!”
There you have it: the steps you need to take when you find a job you love and real-life examples of what happens when you do. In the end, when you have a job that you look forward to each day, you are happier at work; and when you’re happier at work, you are more successful. Who doesn’t want that?