I have read many self help books, viewed many websites, searched the internet, listened to webinars, etc. all promising to help you live a happier life, how to make money from doing what you love, finding your passion, being healthier, how to have love and losing weight easily. What it boils down to is – I’m still looking because at the end of all those they want you to upgrade and spend more money to make them (the authors) more money.
When I was younger I would be excited to get up in the morning and think of the possibilities. I would go to work with the idea if I worked really hard, accomplishing every task I was given I would get promoted and make more money and I would be happy. None of that happened. Instead I would start wondering why am I working so hard and not getting promoted and not getting a big salary increase? I started not liking my job and pushing papers in an industry I did not care about. It paid the rent and I met some nice people along the way, that was the good part about it. I have had women bosses and men bosses, some nice, some not so nice.
Now I get up in the morning and look for work via the computer and some mornings I would rather like to stay in bed a little longer while I think about new ideas for my job search, what industry to target, who to contact and try to imagine what the perfect job is. It definitely was not any of the jobs I have had. Some of the job descriptions I read are unbelievable – they expect the person to do everything in the office and then some and they want to pay a little bit above minimum wage. Really? This does not sound appealing or make me want to apply for the position and yes there are people out there that will be happy to do all that for minimum wage just to have a job. And in my younger years I thought that way but that is how I wound up feeling stuck, feeling unhappy, feeling not excited to get up in the morning just taking whatever job was offered to me. I did move up the ladder not quite making a big salary but I was in management. And for awhile I was happy feeling like I was helping make a difference in the company – was I wrong. After 10 years it was taken for granted that I would be there any hour of any day and I would pick up the pieces and give 110%. This gets old and I started hating going to work which leads me to now being a dislocated worker.
What I have figured out is I want to work with people that are doing something they love, people that are happy about the job they do, people that are giving and caring individuals. They give of their time to organizations that make a difference in the world or they have created those organizations. They care about people and animals and the environment. They are not sitting in an office all day ordering other people around. Some where there is a job or career where I can use the experience I have gained, the education I have learned, the desire and excitement to create and help build a business, an organization that will make a difference….a place so that when I go home at the end of the day I can know that what I did helped someone and it made me feel good, it may even help to make a difference in someone’s life or in the planet’s. Still looking…