Do you wake up every morning looking forward to doing what you love? Or do you drag yourself out of bed counting down the days until Friday? Maybe you’re somewhere in between? Depending on how you answered these questions, you can determine for yourself how satisfied you are with your career.
Career satisfaction matters, especially considering how your productivity and your overall value as an employee/entrepreneur/freelance increases dramatically with higher job satisfaction. If you feel as though you could be happier with your current means of employment, take a look at the following checklist and make the necessary adjustments to increase your overall career satisfaction.
Get to know your employers/employees/clients. When you build social bonds with those you are working with, your concern for their well-being grows over time. Knowing you’re positively impacting those you care for is a great feeling.
Do what you love. Find your passion, and pursue it as a career. When you’re passionate about something, you perform much better than those who are just in it for the paycheck.
Set yourself some goals. Having a predetermined goal or set of goals gives you direction. Your goal is something to look forward to, and gives you that extra oomph you need to stay on top of your game. Accomplishing your goal and moving on to the next one is incredibly satisfying.
Stay positive. Your work is impacted by your frame of mind. If you come into work with a positive mindset, it will be reflected in your performance.