If you’re feeling 100% happy and fulfilled by your work, STOP READING NOW. This post isn’t for you.
But…maybe you’re NOT happy.
Maybe your work feels empty right now.
Maybe you put in your time at the office (or log in from home) and the money rolls in, but it all feels so…hollow.
And maybe you’re stressed because you feel stuck in a rut…
…and you don’t know how you got there…
…and you don’t know how to get out.
Okay then. Let’s chat.
I want to share with you one simple change that will help you love your work again… But first, a story.
My dad told me this story years ago when I was a teenager and I hated yard work. I didn’t like homework either. Come to think of it, “work” of any kind wasn’t my favorite thing…but that’s a topic for another day.
So here’s the story.
>> Two men were digging ditches one day, when a traveler passed by on the road.
>> “What are you doing?” asked the traveler.
>> One man looked up from the dust cloud in his trench and replied with a scowl, “Digging a ditch.”
>> The other looked up from his equally dirty surroundings and responded with a grin, “Building a cathedral.”
What’s the point?
If you see what you do each day as just:
• getting more customers,
• and making more money,
• or even “building an empire,”
you WILL get stuck in a rut because those things DO. NOT. MATTER. on their own.
Seriously, they don’t.
You know they don’t because you’ve seen it and felt it yourself, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this post (unless you’re bored, in which case…get back to work.)
But you know what DOES matter?
You see, if you’re reading this, that means you’re human, and if you’re human, that means you’re going to die.
Hopefully not soon, but eventually:
• all the money you’ve made will be in someone else’s hands,
• all the power you’ve accumulated will be transferred elsewhere, and
• all the stuff you’ve bought will be either gathering dust on a shelf or in a garage or rotting in a landfill.
But the lives you make better because of the work you do TODAY…that legacy will continue.
That’s why I believe one simple change to your PERSPECTIVE can help you love your work again, and the change is this:
## Stop seeing your work as just a CAREER to make money, and start seeing it as a CALLING to make a difference in people’s lives. ##
Regardless of WHAT product or service you provide, HOW you do it can make a difference in people’s lives.
Regardless of the PRICE you charge for your offer, the PURPOSE behind why you offer it can make a difference in people’s lives.
And if you can make this one simple change to reframe your career as a calling, THAT will make a difference in your life.
And that kind of difference will help you love your work again.
(p.s. I’ve developed a free thought-exercise tool called “The Legacy Lenses” to help people like you get more clarity around this topic. If you want it, comment “send it please” below and I’ll get it to you ASAP.)
(p.p.s. If you could use some personal guidance to help you love your work again, I built a whole program to help you do just that. Visit https://calendly.com/phillipgonzales/1hour to schedule a free Strategy Session with me and let’s make a Breakthrough Plan together!)