The Secret To Staying Positive After A Bad Day At Work

If you have a job, run a business, and/or work for a living in some fashion you’ve had a bad day at some point.

Maybe you’ve had a string of bad days at work and at some point begin thinking you’re unhappy.

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Here’s what I’ve found to be the secret to solving this problem.

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What To Do When You Don’t Love Your Job

You may be in a situation where you just can’t make a change with your career. There are seasons in our lives and this may not be the right season for you to overhaul your career.

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This can happen for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are dealing with a health issue, your finances are in crisis mode, or you’ve had a major life change like having a baby or a death in the family.

For some reason you just don’t think it would be wise to make a change right now. So you feel stuck in a job you don’t love.

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One Thing None Of Us Wants To Admit

In Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking she wrote about three key steps in identifying work you love.

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She says one of those steps is to pay attention to what you envy.

Finally, pay attention to what you envy. Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but it tells the truth. You mostly envy those who have what you desire.”
– Susan Cain

Is She Right?

As much as I dislike the idea of diving into such a negative space

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8 Ways To Get Clear On Your Next Career Move

When I talk to people about the kind of work they want to do they often have a number of good ideas. However, they’re scared to make a decision and pursue one of them. They’re not sure it will be the right fit.

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The Real Problem

Sometimes people aren’t really honest with themselves about who they are. They’ve spent so much time packaging themselves to the outside world to appear a certain way and they don’t really know who they are at their core. Often they know deep down how short they fall from how they want to be perceived.

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3 Ways To Make Your Job Better

This is a guest post by Stephanie O’Brien. She has helped others who are stuck in life and/or careers they do not like uncover their purpose and apply it to fulfilling, meaningful and prosperous life work. You can connect with Stephanie on her blog and download her free goal setting worksheet. She loves hearing from people and is happy to help!   

So you hate your job? You’re not alone. Statistics show that 70% of Americans hate their jobs.

You may have resolved to find a new job this year, but in the meantime here are 3 ways to make your job slightly more enjoyable until you find a better fit.

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