Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:
- I walk into work with a smile on my face.
- When I describe what I do to others, I have a feeling of joy.
- The work I do each day has some relevance to my life beyond paying bills.
- I believe I can have a job that I love.
I hope you answered all the questions above “TRUE!” If not, I’m sharing with you the mantra that I live by: “Smile at least six of your workday hours. If you aren’t then you should be working somewhere else.” Love what you do, honey, I implore you! Life is too short not to.
Think about it like this: You wouldn’t stay in a bad, loveless relationship, would you? I know it happens, but you would (should) move heaven and earth to get out of a relationship that just ain’t working. Why? Because you deserve to be in a healthy, loving relationship. Same with the work that you do. You deserve to love it. Or at the very least like it an awful lot. You spend more hours at work than you do anywhere else. Why would you intentionally stay in a situation that subtracts from your joy?
Now, I get it—depending on the job market, it may not be easy to just quit your job today and find another one tomorrow. But slavery ended a couple hundred years ago, honey. So now, when it comes to work, you always have a CHOICE.
It may take some planning on your part, but you don’t have to stay stuck. And NO, whining about your sucky job doesn’t get you unstuck. It just means you’re too daggone lazy to do anything about it. (OUCH!)
It’s easier to whine than it is to take action. But I really can’t stand a whiner. Neither can other people. If you are a chronic whiner about your job, people are probably avoiding the heck out of you. Not taking your phone calls. Not inviting you anywhere. Because you’re well, a Debbie Downer. (OUCH! Again.) I say this with love … girl, you gotta really get off your azz and over this “I-can’t-stand-my-job” hump because it’s driving the rest of us cray cray!
If you’ve been with me from the start of the year, you’ve right-coursed your mindset about your career aspirations. You’ve created your vision board based on your SMART goals, and you’ve started thinking about your Pink Elephants which means you have identified where you want to be, and you’ve visually demonstrated it with encouraging pics. And if you’ve downloaded my free “How to Eat Pink Elephants” guidebook, you’ve already broken all of your Pink Elephants into tiny micro-steps (or small bites as I like to call them). Now all you have to do is move into action.
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Cheryl Grace is the sassy aunt, best friend, and mentor you’ve always needed in your life. The successful jet-setting, global corporate executive founded the aspirational lifestyle brand Powerful Penny LLC. Her products, workshops and speeches probe, inspire and empower to ensure those who really want to can get to their next level of best. Her blogs on careers, prosperity, relationships, family, looking and living fabulously, and living a five-star life can be found at www.powerfulpenny.com.