Do You Love What You Do ?

By September 14, 2015Blogposts

You’ve got yourself a job. Maybe it’s just a ‘gig’ or maybe it’s a career position.
At some point, whether you’re an executive or a blue-collar worker, you have to decide what you want out of your job. Is it all about the money or do you like your current work-life balance? Are you content where you’re at or are you ready for a challenge?
Decisions, decisions.
Here are some things to consider when mulling over your current job and whether or not you want to check out the grass on the other side of the fence.
Get Your Juices Flowing
Does your job get your spirit or your creative juices going? If you have found a job that matches your personality or what you want out of life, then you’re most likely in pretty good shape. Make sure you’re getting what you want out of your current position. This job needs to fit you, not the other way around. If you’re looking for something new, be sure that the positions you are considering are worth your time and talents which means …
Don’t Chase
If you are the creative type, don’t apply or accept a position where you’re going to be crunching numbers all day. If you’re a numbers guy or girl, don’t take a job where you’re expected to come up a marketing campaign that has some flair. Your job needs to match your talents and your expectations. Yes, you want as much money as you can get out of your job, but if it doesn’t match you and your abilities, you won’t last long whether by the company’s choice or your own.
Be Smart
This is of particular importance to middle managers and higher. You know yourself better than anyone else. You know what you’re good at or what you need help with. If you’re a numbers guy or girl, make sure you have a team around you that is more in tune with things like social media or the latest trends. If you’re the creative type, make sure there’s at least one person on your team that is a whiz with numbers to handle the budget. All in all, everyone on your team including yourself should accentuate the positives and disguise the negatives.
By Kayla Pavelich Instagram & Pinterest Director The Mark Consulting & Marketing
Twitter @KaylaPavelich