We are mixing things up a bit on the Wednesday Inspiring Stories front...in this new mini-series, we are challenging you to think differently about your current situation, if you are dissatisfied or bored with it.
Hope you enjoy it, and have a great Wednesday!
Dead end. Waste of time. Mind numbing.
These might be some phrases that come to mind when you think of your current career situation; if you are in a job that you don’t enjoy, but you can’t just up and leave because you have bills to pay. It can be so easy to feel, or convince yourself that you are trapped, and you are watching your potential go to waste.
If you have higher aspirations, I totally understand, it can be very frustrating. If you are reading this now, you might be staying up late scrolling down Indeed until you doze off and nearly drop your phone on your face...you are probably busting a gut doing applications every spare minute you can find. If you are, well done! You’re being proactive. Keep aspiring!
But I want to challenge you to look at your current situation with a new perspective. I am writing this as someone who has, and is still living through this. I have been in my current job for a year, and on the face of it, it is quite monotonous and repetitive. I freaked out and thought that if I didn’t get out of there quick, I would fall apart!
But the first step to changing my feelings of resentment and discontent in my current job was in something as simple as updating my CV!
When you are in the daily grind, you are just caught up in the grindiness of it all, and so you lose awareness of the fantastic skills you have built up
over however long you have been there, and that you are still building on slowly every minute of every day.
I spent some time writing down a bullet point list of what my job consisted of every day, what the skills were that I had gained, and the positive impact I was having on the company, the character and patience and resilience I had built during times when I thought it was not really counting for very much.
When I zoomed out and looked at my “boring job” from the outside in, I realised that really, what I do is quite complex, and there is a lot to it. It requires constant interaction with people, and memorising lots of different bits of information,
being aware of my surroundings, and all of this requires a lot of focus. It only seems boring and not to count for very much because I am so good at it, and have been doing it for so long.
When I zoomed out even further, I became incredibly grateful for the fact that I have a stable job that pays the bills in the first place, when I remembered where I was before, and how desperate I was for stability before I landed the position. I became grateful for having a job that I know all the ins and outs of, and can answer any question instantly when put on the spot. For having grown along with the company. To be part of a team that is friendly and supportive.
When I changed my perspective, both me and my managers noticed that my performance had dramatically improved. Having a more positive attitude about my current situation has made the day-to-day so much easier, and has even opened up a couple of opportunities that have provided a bit of the variety that I had lacked.
In this mini series, I will be looking into some more practical ways of changing the way you look at your present situation. Yes, you still might want to leave, but evaluating where you are right now in a more positive light will hopefully make your days more meaningful, and maybe even lead to more opportunities that you may not have been expecting…
Curricula & Co Magazine 2018
Published annually, which features original articles on entrepreneurship, enterprise, employability, and professional partnerships. Curricula & Co also reports on related subjects such as fashion, leisure, education, finance, law and communities. (Interviews & featured content has been edited and published internally by Curricula & Co's editors)
Business Studies Academy
Business Studies Academy - Pay Full - Option
You can pay for your business studies all in one go, giving you priority to access advance bookings with your educator and our partners There is also £50.00 discount off the total price should you pay this way. (Read In Full Key Information)
Start-Up Business Journal
Perfect for you if your starting a new business venture and want to learn the correct path ways to speed your planning up. Use this Business Journal to save hours and unnecessary stresses on the journey to set your business up for success. Whether you're looking to increase your motivation or learn business processes, our journals will help you explore what it means to master the art of getting your start up off the ground.
Careers Training Academy
Careers Training Academy - Pay Full
You can pay for your employment studies all in one go, giving you priority to access advance bookings with your educator and our partners There is also £40.00 discount off the total price should you pay this way.
Courses Type: Employment
Study Duration Options: 1 year to 18 months
Academy Sessions Received: 12
Learning Times: 1 1/2 hours - Fortnightly or Monthly
Academy Learning Methods: 1-1 - Skype - Online
Location: Business Centers or Via Skype
This academy is designed to make an immediate contribution to your current or future workplace. educational and activities are delivered as a 1-1 or online or within the workplace, each will develop your, career progress, capacity to work as a team and develop your management skills.
1st Year & Level One
Your core career topics are:
2nd Year & Level Two
Your core career topics are:
3rd Year & Level Three
( Executive Careers)
Your core career topics are:
Keeping a journal has great benefits some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Our lifestyle journal is filled inspiring quotes, to keep you inspired as you future plan, map out your thoughts or work through those to do lists. Say goodbye to those struggles with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control ...