1.) You’re under appreciated
2.) There always seems to be workplace drama going on
3.) You have to spend money on a wardrobe just to go MAKE money
4.) Policy/process changes are implemented without leadership understanding how the process works or the effect on workers
5.) They claim to care about your family…until there’s a family emergency
6.) You’re under paid
7.) You do the work, your boss takes the credit
8.) Your boss doesn’t respect you
9.) Commuting sucks
10.) Paying for daycare sucks
Depressed yet? Maybe you should be. Sometimes it takes a little discomfort to motivate you towards going after your goals. We can become so complacent in our positions that we lose focus on our goals. After a long day of doing what we HAVE to do to make ends meet, who has time (or energy) to focus on anything else?
The catch is you MUST make time. You MUST draw the last little bit of energy you have and focus on you, once you clock out. Your company is constantly brainstorming ways to improve THEIR company and grow. You should be investing time into doing the same thing for yourself.
What interest you? Think about things that interest you and research them. You may find career opportunities you didn’t even know existed. I had no idea blogging could be a career until I started doing it as a hobby. I began researching and taking notes and learned a ton!
I can’t stress enough the importance of creating a vision board. Your dreams are just dreams until you can visualize them. A vision board helps hold the vision in your head and allows you to stay focused on it. Your vision board should be all about you. It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else. I can look at a picture of Olivia Pope (star of Scandal) on my vision board and I know what it is about her I admire and desire to be. It motivates me. My husband, on the other hand, probably admires something totally different when he looks at her 😉
Nike’s ad campaign said it best. Just do it. No excuses. No talking your self out of it. Just do it. Fear is normal. Being a bit uncomfortable or unsure is normal. You will never build your confidence up until you take the plunge. Just do it. You may not be realistically able to quit the job you hate tomorrow, but I promise each day will be easier when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Read a little about my journey here.
Find out how to make your job a career.
Best of luck on your journey!