A few years ago, I faxed my resignation in to the office where I worked. It was that bad! I already owned my own business in addition to my job. No, I wasn’t making a killing but I knew the cut in income was worth the mental anquish I had been experiencing. When you reach that point, you know something has to change.
Here we are, three years later. I’m finally involved in several businesses where I’m passionate, understand the value of each mission and the impact of the work. Each day there’s a goal, a sense of urgency and a return on the investment of my time and effort. I love what I do!
Can you say you love what you do? It doesn’t matter what you do, whether you have your own business or you work for someone else, do you love your day? It makes a difference and if you can’t say you do, you need to find what it is that makes you love your day.
Jonathan Fields detailed his adventures finding what he loves to do in his book Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love released in January. Jonathan has lived through all he suggests to his readers. “Very often, the more entrenched you are in your current path, the harder it is to convince yourself that you’ll be okay doing something else,” he says. From finding your passion to changing your expectations to learning new media, Jonathan provides some keys to unlock a new future to those seeking a life change.
It’s not simple, but Jonathan suggests “If you know where you want to go, but don’t believe you can get there, you won’t act. And, without action, there is no accomplishment.” My experience proves this statement true, and I’m happy to say that taking action can lead to great things! If you’re looking for some guidance, I strongly recommend reading Jonathan’s “Career Renegade” strategies, which made a difference for him and has made a difference for me as well.
Truth is some days you will love more than others. I guage how much I love each day by how much I’ve given, how much effort I’ve invested, how I’ve shared knowledge with others, learned something new myself, generated a greater level of revenue or expanded my community or network. Most days I love a lot, because I get better at it every day. Your criteria may be different but the sooner you decide how you create days you love, the happier you will be.