For most of us, we begin our career focused on making enough money to pay the rent and put food in our bellies.
If we’ve played our cards right, and made good decisions along the way, we will eventually find ourselves in a job that makes our brain smile. The cruel reality is that 7 out of 10 people hate their stupid jobs.
Now just to be clear… when I talk about hating your job, I’m not referring to not making enough money. Money may be the foundation of a great job, but it does NOT equal satisfaction and fulfillment. If you are worth more than you are being paid, then you should insist on more—if you don’t get it, then move on.
The brain smiling part is generally at a higher level than money. Jim Collins, in his book “Good to Great” said, ”
In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life.
And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.
Perhaps, then you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution.
Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”
Companies retain me for the sole purpose of finding people who are really excited to work for a particular employer. When you meet with me, the main objective of our conversation will be to try to determine your next best step towards a job that not only pays well, but leaves you feeling fulfilled.
Some folks are reluctant to dig that deep—they can only see to the next paycheck. If your primary concern right now is strictly to put food on your table, then ask me about project work or perhaps being a part of the A-Team.
Are you unhappy on your current career path? Then we should talk.