Is Your Job Synonymous With Pain And Suffering? Say “YES!”

“Your faith in the Universe must be stronger than your fear of not getting what you want.”  Jen Sincero (author of You are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life)


March’s blog posts are all about recovering from job burnout.  You can heal and feel clarified, confident and convicted again – it is possible!  Here’s how…


If you are feeling burned out (as evidenced by your chronic exhaustion, royal crab ass attitude, and frustration over never feeling like you can get anything accomplished – at least not without battling miles of red tape and tolerating the unpredictable whims of those with more authority and power than you) – then you probably got there unwittingly.  No one actually thinks “Ya know what would be cool?  I’d love to fight uphill battles all day long for the benefit of people I think are unworthy and unappreciative of my efforts – all while dragging my ass – wouldn’t that be great!?”


While we may not think we chose this scenario for our life – we did.  Here’s how it happened…

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I love that this was said…

“When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power.  We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.”  Julia Margaret Cameron


Did you spend a lot of effort right out of high school or college trying to figure out the most you could get materially for a comfortable amount of effort?  Did you then get a job and hope or expect that the company you went to work for, the boss, the working conditions, the customers and co-workers to all be a joy day in and day out?


It would be nice if it worked that way wouldn’t it?!


The truth is we often want the most back from a comfortable amount of effort with no outside hassles – but is that truly the recipe for fulfillment?


It’s a guaranteed recipe for disaster because it involves a condition of others doing what we think they should do to acknowledge, respect and value us in order for us to feel that we are in fact worthy, powerful, successful, etc.


Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra are offering a free guided meditation series right now that’s all about getting unstuck.  In that series they discuss how we tap into our creative power by staying focused on the present moment – and letting go of the past or the future.


We become disengaged from our jobs (and certainly our work) when we struggle with thoughts like

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Is your boss dragging you down? Learn what your favorite movie can teach you about thriving despite your boss’s behavior

The Society for HR Management recently released their annual Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement report for 2015.  In that report they reveal the top factors that contribute to employee job satisfaction.  The top 2 contributors had to do with relationships at work:


  1. Respectful treatment of all employees at all levels
  2. Trust between employees and senior management


Following this theme around relationships with people…


Relationship with immediate supervisor ranked #6, Immediate supervisors respect for my ideas ranked #7, Communication between employees and senior management ranked #8, and Relationships with co-workers ranked #15.


The work itself ranked #11, Meaningfulness of the job ranked #14, and Variety of work ranked #21.


Relationships at work rule!!  More than anything else at your job – because how you feel about the people you work with/for has more to do with your ability to feel happy and fulfilled at your job than any tasks you are accountable to perform.


So, is your boss dragging you down?  Learn what your favorite movie can teach you about thriving despite your boss’s behavior…

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