I personally love MONDAYS.
I get excited about the work I do everyday (whether I’m headed to the ice rink to train/practice, working on a business project, doing marketing, or writing a blog like this one on The Success Tree).
But if we’re being completely honest with each other, we can both agree that a lot of people we know don’t look forward to MONDAY.
Maybe “a lot of these people” are you? Maybe not.
People need to provide for families, pay rent, and put food on the table. If this is the case, it’s completely understandable to keep a job you may dislike for the time being.
But after this period of time passes (whether that’s a few month or years), it’s your job to change your occupation if you’re unhappy.
Most people simply complain about the job they have, but aren’t willing to do anything about it.
That time complaining could be spent fixing the situation they are currently stuck in.
Regardless of your upbringing, stumbles along the way, or current market conditions, your destiny lies in your own hands.
NO ONE ELSES.
If you love your job, GREAT!
If you don’t, do something about it.
And by doing something about it, I don’t mean sit at your desk sending a few e-mails/resumes a day hoping and praying that your name will get picked.
This won’t get you far. It might get you a job for the time being, but it probably won’t be a position you LOVE.
You need to be DELIBERATE when searching for a job you’ll love
Lets use Suzy as our example in two scenarios.
Scenario 1: Suzy is looking for a job. Her resume is typical (hard worker, efficient in Microsoft Office BS, etc, etc). She’s desperate for a job anywhere. Over the course of a few weeks, she sends out 100+ resumes by e-mail to a wide assortment of employers, hoping just one may call her.
Scenario 2: Suzy is determined to find a specific job that meets her needs. Her resume stands out. She sends each company a personal video highlighting what value she can bring to the business. With each e-mail, she follows up with a phone call and even shows up at the office of a few employers to talk to them in person (insisting why she’s the right fit).
If you were hiring, which Suzy would you give a job to?
“MONDAY doesn’t have to SUCK” -Ryan Malinowski
If you hate MONDAY, SUCK up the courage to go out in the world and get what it is you want.
You will surely be glad you did!
If you love Monday, share this with someone who doesn’t.