Do You Love Your Job?

Do you love your job?

Unfortunately, many people hate their jobs. They live for the weekends and just try to get by Monday through Friday. It grieves me to know that most of our country dreads getting out of bed on Monday mornings. A recent survey reports that more than half of employees suffer from burnout brought on by their workloads and pandemic-related anxiety. The biggest career lesson I could offer anyone is to seek God first. He gave us work as a blessing. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in Him with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.” With Christ as your guide, you can avoid dead-end jobs, wasted time, and stressful work environments. Thank Him for the talents and abilities He has given you, and if you do feel stuck in a frustrating or negative job, consider the 4 career lessons from New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick:

1. Your career must be motivated by love. If you do what you love it won’t feel like work.

2. Hard work and self-awareness can overcome talent deficits. Be dependable, consistent, coachable, and aware of your need for improvement.

3. Fight with courage for your crazy-great ideas. If you believe you’ve got a winning idea, don’t be afraid to use it. 

4. Put your energy into building real relationships, not social media. Everyone teaches you something if you’re willing to listen. Often peers and subordinates are the more important relationships, not those at the top. 

Now in my new book, Seven Gray Swans, I describe potentially significant events that could happen. A gray swan’s an obvious danger that we tend to ignore.  My goal is to show you how to prepare for and survive these economic threats. You can find it online at Amazon.com.