Guest post by Ramona Clay (learn more about the author at the end of the article):
Can you imagine waking up excited to go to work? Passionate about what you do? Generating money and opportunities that match your level of enthusiasm?
As a career strategist, I help individuals fulfill their passions in life; especially, those in transition – such as baby-boomers, and the aged-old question; “Is this all there is to life?” is one my clients ask frequently. However, I also believe that the common complaint, “I am bored at work and with the drudgery of monotony,” can be a thing of the past.
As a serial entrepreneur, sometimes you need to think outside of the box to get to the next level of life. You also learn how to think on your feet. You have to in order to survive in this present economy.
The principle also applies to employees in companies. You have to think ahead to survive lay-offs, cut-backs, and firings. A lot of companies go out of business because they lack the creativity to remain competitive. Imagine helping your company develop exciting ideas so it can continue and stay in business. How rewarding will that be for the company and for you? It is also likely to give you greater job security.
Companies are looking for problem-solvers. If you can help eliminate a problem, there is often a promotion and/or raise attached to moving your company forward. Think about it–solving a problem by naturally applying your gift or talent is in your control. Therefore, the opportunity to move to another level becomes a choice. This is how businesses remain competitive and profitable. However, when you function only “within your job title,” I can almost guarantee you will stay in that role for a very long time.
We were born with an inner guidance system that tells you when you are on or off purpose by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose.
Begin to make a difference! Do it not because others will see you and reward you. Do it, because it will start you on your journey to answering that aged-old adage; there is a lot more to life. Yes, I can almost guarantee, life will no longer be a drag.
About the Author
Ramona Clay is a career strategist, author, and coach who focuses on “Helping others re-discover their passions.” You can find her website at http://ramonaclay.bravesites.com, or email her directly at [email protected].