Although the pay was absolutely great, the way my friend was spending so many hours of her life every workday was offering her little sense of meaning or real joy. Getting up to go to work began to seem much more like a chore than a vocation. She decided it was time for a change.
If the business is your own, even the drudgery work -- and there's never a shortage of that -- can be strangely exhilarating. As an entrepreneur, you always have a sense that what you decide and what you do have a direct impact on the business.
The definition of success is truly in "the eye of the beholder." What for one person constitutes having achieved everything they've ever wanted might be seem like a gross underachievement to someone else.
You can do The Job at all times anywhere, whether you sit in a cubicle or a corner office, work for a corporation or self, standing in line in Starbucks or putting your kids to bed, taking out the garbage or having a drink at a party.
Who wouldn't rather have a job that you can feel emotionally connected to instead of feeling that you're a puppet of your boss? However, before you give up on this idea, stop and think about whether you could build some of this mindset into your life right now.
Simply setting goals for individuals can make a major impact on their motivation. If individuals accept the goals and see the behavior as worthwhile, they will be highly motivated to pursue these goals.
When it came to the fore that one of our colleagues had a "better" lifestyle than the rest of us, for about the same pay, it was interesting to watch everyone's behavior on the table: "Are there more openings in your company?"
The average American lifetime includes 90,000+ hours of work time. If you are not using those hours to live out a dream, you might be feeling a little disappointed, numb or fearful right now. I understand.
Workers are beginning to demand jobs that are in line with their values and are a reflection of who they are as an individual. One method to achieve such a lofty goal is to find an organization which is built upon workplace spirituality.
Do Sunday nights fill you with the dread of "back to work Monday?" Do you want to hide under the covers when the alarm goes off? It doesn't have to be that way. You can transform your work so it makes you feel alive and vibrant.