When I find people unhappy in their work and listen to what’s dissatisfying them, the usual issue is that they are not doing what they are. It’s no secret most people hate their work. But why persist in misery when there is all this choice out there? You have one option. And then there are a ridiculous amount of options at your fingertips to move to.
But it does take strategy and intentionality. You have to be cognizant and articulate of who you are, how your brain works vs. those around you. There are things that you will excel at and things that will totally stress you out.
When you work within your makeup and groove, life and work gets easier and enjoyable. I know this because I have seen it firsthand so many times over many years working with so many clients and teams. It’s about alignment. And if you are not aligned, you simply struggle to bring your best. It’s stressful. And stress kills.
You can keep going the way you are, but something inside you tells you that things are not right. That’s your gut. Listening to your gut is good business. There’s a reason that voice is there.
What can you do?
- Get honest about whether you are happy or not doing what you do.
- Get clear and precise about who you are with a strengths test.
- Identify opportunities on LinkedIn and all the job sites out there to find what does fit your strengths.
- Take action and change towards what brings out your best.
Happiness is an indicator. It’s part of your gut, which again, is a valuable business barometer.
There are just too many good opportunities out there and you have so much freedom to go after it. Why waste time doing anything less than who you are?