Love your job or not
Earlier this week I had a coaching client who shared the following statement during our session: “I hate my job!” Indifferently of the issues she was struggling with that had nothing to do with her current employment as such, it is not that uncommon to hear this statement from people who are not satisfied with the job they hold. Often they can’t see how to take this burden called “my job” away from them because it brings food to the table, buys them clothes and shoes to keep them in fashion, buys medicine to keep them healthy, and pays for almost everything they need on a day-to-day basis. Technically, it’s ironic that something like a “my job” would be hated by so many people when it can bring them so many benefits.
Hate or love your job
Psychologically, if you hate your job, it only means it’s something you do against your will. Anything that resists a flow makes the flows difficult. Similarly, anything that assists a flow, makes the flow move faster.
Equating this with the way you may think about your job, if you put “love” instead of “hate” to your job, work becomes easier for you. This will make you more productive. The company will profit more and as a result, they might pay you more. Then, everybody might become happy.
Are you an employer?
Let me first reach out to the employer. If you are the employer, you can do many positive changes that will benefit your employees and help them to lover their job. In the end, you will be the biggest beneficiary of this change.
You can start by putting up slogans around the walls of the workplace. These slogans may promote unity and harmony between management and staff where everyone will benefit out of it. These slogans may suggest positive attitudes that will form part of their work habits. There is power in words. These words, once written on slogans, will guide your staff and co-workers to change in positive ways. It would be wise to turn these words into action. In time, the “I hate this job” chant becomes “I love this job”. This improvement in work attitude will be reflected in the turnover of employees. As an employer, you will find less people leaving the company and more employees being satisfied.
Visitors visiting your company will be impressed with the slogans you placed on the walls of your work place. So make them as meaningful as possible.
Are you an employee?
If you’re the employee, you must make a change in the way you think about your job. It cannot be denied that hating or loving a job has a lot to do with the way you treat it.
There are many instances wherein an individual does not see the good side of his job until he has left or lost it. You want to avoid to wake up one morning to this kind of scenario. I am not saying you should resently stay at a workplace which treats you bad and makes you sick, I just want you to reflect upon yourself and reconsider the level of hatred you have developed for your current job. Explore your options within your existing company if there are possibilities to enhance your perceived situation and while doing so, look at the options outside your current company as well. One warning tough, while explore these in- and outside options, let the good side of keeping your job pervade your thoughts and start looking from that perspective and mindset of still having your current job and loving it. 😀
Formula to love your job
Here’s another formula to make you love your job. Treat your job as though you are doing voluntary work. Think of your job as though you are helping the needy without expecting anything in return. You will be astonished with the result it will bring to your heart, health, and pocket. Treating your job as a volunteer work makes you work wholeheartedly, without any resistance. Again, I a not saying you should let someone exploit you and take advantage, I am just trying to convey a message here, that by looking a couple of days or weeks at your current employment from a different angel, might change your perception and make you shift you feeling about your job, so you would love your job again and do not see it as an overall burden at all.
It’s either you keep your job or you don’t. Hating it, is not an option as it can be devastating in the long run to have to cope with these feeling on a daily base. Likewise the problems my coachee struggled, after almost a decade of daily dose of hating her job…
Have a conscious day!
Filip De Pessemier
Great read and something to take to work today. On reflection my work is exactly that, not so bad 🙂