Work Your Job, Don’t Let Your Job Work You: Career Control

Stop Dominoes Falling

For some of us, improving our personal life is finding a new career. If we are working in what we love to do, that rubs off on the way we view things and gives us a better perspective on life. You have to consider the many ways of success we can practice to become a well-rounded person finding his or her dream job. You have to believe in you and what you want. Make it your reality.

With a solid plan, whether to change jobs or start a new business can become a reality. You should never let the fear of change stop you from achieving something that you really want. New is overwhelming for most of us, but if you take time out to research and do proper networking, you will find the transition will be less stressful.

Try to find a career you love.

Whether you’re in mid career, a student, new to the work force, or an entrepreneur, it gets difficult to gain satisfaction and to achieve your full potential when you are stuck doing something that you hate. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, so why not do something that you at least like doing. Keep in mind that doing what you like is often complicated but if you would like to improve your personal life here are a few steps:

Decide why you want to change careers:

It is important to know whether you are moving away from something or moving towards something. It is difficult to identify your ideal job when negative issues overwhelm you from your current position. If you are making a career change, keep all of your options open to make a fresh start.

What are your goals?

Write down your typical routine on a typical day. Next, highlight what it is exactly that you actually enjoy or do not mind doing in your typical daily routine. Then analyze those aspects, such as your work schedule, the positions and tasks, your salary, your level of responsibility, etc.

Take everything that you have analyzed about your current situation and now make an ideal situation that is achievable. Create a daily routine that you would actually enjoy, create a schedule that you would enjoy, then a responsibility list that you would like to handle, and finally a salary for you to strive for. Continuously write these goals in a notebook or journal and start forming your ideal position.

Identify your interests.

Your interests do not mean this should be your new job or business, it is just the beginning of self-exploration. The key is to identify what truly interests you and how you can incorporate those interests into the work field. What are your favorite hobbies? What books do you like to read? What sections of the newspaper to you turn to first? What are your favorite television shows? After keeping track of this for a week, you should discover a trend that should narrow down to two or three topics of interests.

What are your abilities?

Write down a list of abilities that come easily to you. By doing something that you’re good at will not only greater your chance of succeeding, but give a sense of satisfaction to your work. You will find that you have hidden abilities. Once you pull up those hidden abilities use them, see how you like them and put them to good use.

Many people walk through life failing to realize who they are and what they are capable of doing to its entirety. Do not be afraid to learn who you are. It will take some time. It took me over thirty years, but it was well worth the trial and errors made along the way to learn who I am.

Remember to remember.

Many people have difficulty remembering. This is a common problem; do not let it get you down. Take action to improve your memory. Walk along the jungle lane of memory and explore what is in your mind. There are many proven systems to help you improve memory from exercise, diet, and sleep, to training systems, games and a good organizational system of habits and rituals.

Take one step forward everyday and the journey is underway.

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