We’ve all been asked this question. And throughout our lives, the answer can change as our skills refine and our interests shift.
I am the parent of a pre-teen and a teenager. They have many questions about their future, and are figuring out their interests along the way. They both know that they want a career that interests them, and will sustain them. I look forward to showing them this infographic below, as many of the points are ones that come up in our thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations about choosing a career.
Summer can be a good time of year for recharging your batteries, but it can also be a tricky time for getting things done. With many people away on holiday, trying to schedule meetings is like herding cats. In terms of work productivity, how do you feel about summer being over?
We have all heard the saying “If you love what you do you will never work another day in your life.” That may be true, but how many people can do what they love every day and make a living at it? Probably very few. Even though I would like to pursue my passion full time I cannot get upset that it is not possible at this point.
There is a way that you can make your everyday job one that you enjoy, possibly even love and can cultivate the passion for it at the same time. It that possible? It is, by finding the simple daily ways to ignite your passion while doing what you need to do to earn your paycheck.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about. In the town where I live, there is a physician who loves to act and sing. He is part of the city theatrical players, and opera is his passion. Throughout the day, during his visits with patients he will break out in a song in the treatment room or as he is walking down the hallway. He is known as the “singing doctor.”
It seems he has successfully combined his “passions.” He is a physician, participates in community theatre, and sings. Not need to choose on passion over the other.
Is there a way that you can bring more of your passion into your day job to make you happier? Not only would you be happier, but it would bring new life into your job and you would probably be a more successful employee.
Do you sometimes find yourself with nothing to do at work? Summer is here, and depending on your industry, things can slow down at the office. Here are some tips on how you can use that quiet time at the office more effectively:
It is known that great people make a great team and great teams can overcome huge obstacles. Companies that work hard to find the best team members to join them and work equally hard to provide a challenging and rewarding environment to motivate and bring out the best in them are setting themselves up for success.
When a leader of a company believes that their business is about the people, it is their duty to foster that success. Building the relationships between those people builds the business. Losing incredible talent due to poor leadership will not make a company an employer of choice.