Aaron Engelsrud

Aaron Engelsrud

Don't Be Miserable at Work.

Too many people are doing work they hate.

They are either unhappy with the work they do, the people they work with, or the amount of money they make.

Their unhappiness follows them around like a black cloud, and it ends up impacting everything they do.

These are the people that call their job the “daily grind.”

They dread Monday morning.

They live only for the weekend.

These poor people pour a drink as soon as they walk in the door in the evening.

Some people resist even rolling out of bed in the morning.

Don’t be that person.

End the Misery

If you are miserable at work, you are doing it wrong.

Work should be where you find your passion.

Work should allow you to do something you love.

Work should make you a better husband, wife, mother, or father.

The bottom line is, if your employment is causing you pain rather than elevating you to a higher level, you need to make a change.

Consider for a moment how much time you spend at the office, with your co-workers, doing your work.

Then consider if you are willing to spend that much time unhappy.

Are you willing to trade your happiness for money?

If the price is too high, and you are no longer willing to be miserable, you can fix it.

You need to do one of two things:

Change your mindset

or

Change your job

Both are possible, but neither is easy.

Change Your Mindset

To change your mindset, you need to start by finding something about the job you enjoy.

Focus on that one thing.

Make it yours.

Improve it.

Build on it.

Be the absolute best that you can be at that one thing.

Then find another thing and focus on that.

Do it again.

Pretty soon, you’ll be the best at what you do.

You’ll love the work you do, and people will respect you for it.

You will wake up Monday morning with a fire in your belly ready to attack the week.

You will kill that miserable soul and replace it with a driven, triumphant, and happy spirit.

Change Your Job

To change your job, you need to understand what you want.

Understand what is making you miserable.

Determine what would make you happy.

Find someone to pay you to do the thing that makes you happy.

You’ll need to sell yourself.

You will need to convince someone else that you are worth their money.

Never forget, when looking for a new job, that YOU are the product for sale.

You want to get the best price possible for your skills and passion.

You can only do this if you are putting the best product on the shelf.

Putting out the best product (you) starts with your resume.

And it continues with your interview skills.

Proving your value never ends.