A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement. – James H Douglas Jr.
It has been a tiring week. Involved in a lean project that lasted more than three weeks, with last week being the most hectic. Visitors flew in from various countries and we worked till late at night, learning and adapting to their teachings and advice.
In life, in work-life, we tend to see that there is no job satisfaction. Other jobs always look better than ours. Only 19% of workers in the United States have job satisfaction. Ouuch, that’s grim.
Fret not, Stephen Kellogg showed us 5 tips in finding job satisfaction. There can be satisfaction found in any job, more specifically your job.
1. Find the reason to work. Find the purpose of working. Find the enthusiasm and sustain it. Make everyday like it’s the first day of your dream job.
2. It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder that you want to climb than on top of the ladder that you don’t want. Know your passion. Climb the ladder worth climbing. Life is too short to live other people’s wishes.
3. Grass is always green at your side. You may think that you have a bad boss, intolerable colleagues, annoying paperwork. Guess what? It isn’t any better elsewhere. Each and every work has the same problem. What should you do? Embrace it, acknowledge it, and learn to adapt to it.
4. Understand the positive impact of your work. It’s not just the money you make. It’s about the service you dish out. It’s about the enthusiasm and contagious positivity vibrating out. It’s about doing something to someone that they couldn’t even repay to you. Your rewards is the smile and the reassuring knowledge that you have left them better than you first met them.
5. Maintain your integrity and core values. Knowing that you can sleep soundly at night for you have done the right thing regardless.
And to end his TedTalk, Stephen presented a song titled “Satisfied Man”.
How can you learn from these 5 strategies and incorporate them into your work?