A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to Gabrielle Bernstein’s book signing here in Boston. (Gabby’s a motivational speaker, life coach, and author. Opera has had her as a guest on Super Soul Sundays and the New York Times featured her as a “guru” for the next generation.) She’s currently doing a book tour in the US to promote her new book “The Universe has your Back.”
If you’re in a job that you’re unhappy with at the moment, I have two takeaways for you:
- you’re not alone
- there is a real movement in the workforce to find meaningful and purposeful work right now
How do I know this?
- Gabby, who has a quarter of a million followers on Facebook, also addressed job dissatisfaction and trying to find what to do next in your career to bring meaning and purpose to your life, a few times during the book signing event. (This indicates that she sees this trend and movement to find a fulfilling career from her followers too.)
- Stanford University’s most popular course at the moment is a course called “Designing your life” – the course is similar to the principles, tools, and exercises I teach in my Bootcamp. The course’ primary focus is to help students design a career and life that’s both fulfilling and brings them happiness.
So what was her number one tip to help you figure out your next career move?
Stop trying to find what you love from a place of “I hate my job.”
What does she mean by that? In the life coaching world, this is something we call reframing. You see, for you to find solutions to problems you have to pay close attention to your language and mindset and then reframe it.
Your words become your thoughts, and your thoughts become your actions. Those actions lead to your results.
Or like I said on Instagram once:
Change your language and you’ll change your thoughts. Changing your thoughts changes your actions. And changing your actions will change your results. What change will you create in 2016? How can you adjust your language to achieve those results? #createthechangeyoucrave #createchange #spiritjunkie #motivate #inspire #coaching #lifecoaching #careercoaching #mastermind #ucb inspired by @denisedt Photo credit: @antonellivisualmedia
So if you’re constantly saying “I hate my job, I can’t stand my career” your brain keeps thinking thoughts surrounding this and can’t find creative solutions outside of that mindset.
So how can you shift your focus?
- Stop saying “I hate my job.”
- Start to look for everything in your job that is working
- Be grateful that you have a job that’s paying your bills and will be your investment source to help you get out of your current situation and onto a career you love.
TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW:
What is your biggest obstacle in your career right now? Or were you stuck in a job and figured out your next career? How did you do it? Remember your comment could be just the inspiration someone else needs to find their next job!