Do what makes you happy. There will be those out there who say, “I have to work, I can’t afford the luxury of doing what makes me happy or start my own business”. My reply to that is, “sure you can”. Then there are others saying, “I’m doing what I love, but my boss is horrible”. My response is that I totally I understand.
Years ago, I was working in my dream career as a Dental Assistant/ Office Manager. The pay was great, but the dentist and office manager were difficult to work with. It became so hard that every morning I was physically ill at the thought of going to work.
One afternoon, I sat my husband down to look at the bills and expenses. I knew the amount of money that I needed to make and said to him, “I’m going to work at Chik Fil A in the mall”. He thought I had lost my mind and said, “With all your education and experience, you are going to sling fries and wear that uniform?” My reply, “Yes”.
What makes you happy
That was an excellent job to me and it was so much fun. I loved talking to all the different people while I ran the register and gave out nugget samples in the food court. What I realized was, my dream job was making people happy. Dental assisting was interesting, but the day to day job did not fit my personality type. You know, I like talking, that makes me happy. I was supposed to be quiet while working and that did not work.
Having my own business has been great because I love talking to and helping people. It has been a lot of work, but it has been the best decision that I have made.
In today’s world of social distancing, two things have happened. Some have used this opportunity to change their careers and see what would really enjoy doing. The online world is a broad with many opportunities. I would never recommend quitting your job, but for those that have been laid off, the sky is the limit. It doesn’t matter what job you have, but love the job you have.
If you liked to discuss finding that area that you love, contact me. I’d love to guide you.
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Speaker, Coach, Author of Uncluttered: discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life.