February is the month of love, so in honor of St. Valentine, let’s talk about love at work.
No, I’m not referring to workplace romances. That’s not my area of expertise. But, if you’re looking for my advice on the topic—DON’T DO IT.
I’m actually more interested in talking about love FOR work. Some people have it, some people don’t. For some, it depends on the day.
Here’s what I know: Yes, some jobs are easier to love than others, and some days are more lovable. But I also believe love is a choice we make.
Anyone who’s ever experienced love with another person knows this. People are inherently flawed. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean they suddenly become perfect.
But, when you love them, you choose to focus on their positive qualities. You probably still have minor irritations from time to time. Heck, maybe you have a few major ones as well. Love might blind you for a bit, but eventually you see these things.
You certainly can choose to dwell on them. But when you do, they only become bigger and more irritating. If you’re not careful, your love can start to deteriorate. The better choice is to lovingly address what needs to be addressed, find an agreeable solution, and then turn your attention back to the good.
This, in my opinion, is the secret to a happy relationship and a happy work life.
That being said, I’ll include this one caveat: If you’re in a career that’s totally wrong for you, it’s worthwhile spending some time finding a new path. You can put a positive spin on the situation for a while, but ultimately, you need to love yourself enough to know when it’s time to move on. If you need help with this, check out F.I.N.D. Your Nourishing Career.
If you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling for work and you want it back, it’s time to make some new choices. Join me for this month’s free webinar to learn specific strategies to do just that.
How to Fall in Love with Work Again (Free Webinar)
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
You’re feeling bored, demotivated, just kind of blah…. You’re starting to feel like a Negative Nancy. You need to get your workday mojo back pronto! Truth be told, we all experience natural motivational rhythms. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to boost our enthusiasm when it’s lacking. Finding ways to love your work is a choice you can make every day, regardless of circumstance.
In this session, you’ll learn simple tools to find and keep your professional passion—even during challenging times.
As an attendee, you will learn…
- The common elements everyone needs to feel happy at work
- A simple, effective strategy to reprogram your brain and shift negative mental patterns
- The surprising truth about workplace friendships and how they impact your happiness
- How to take personal responsibility for your motivation (so it doesn’t rely on anyone or anything else!)
Attendance for the live event is open and free for anyone. However, to access the replay of the event, you need to be a member of the Career Resource Library. SIGN UP HERE