Do You Like What You Do?

I can honestly say that I love what I do. I feel like I'm not only able to work at a job that I am passionate and excited about, but also one that lines up with what I feel are my gifts. When I was in college, I had no idea what my gifts were or what I was suppose to do for a living. That's why my major was human communications. I figured whatever I was going to get into, I might have to do some communicating, so there you go.... perfect major. It's interesting to compare what I do professionally with what I enjoyed in my youth. Pretty similar stuff. Making videos, performing, and music are just some of the things I was into. Marcus Buckingham is a guy that wrote a book called Now, Discover Your Strengths. My friend Greg Atkinson turned me on to him. His basic message in the book is this: Don't do what you don't enjoy or don't want to do; Focus on your passions and strengths, and watch them flourish. He mentions how a lot of people are in jobs doing stuff they neither enjoy nor are good at. In fact, one statistic shows that over 70% of Americans don't enjoy their jobs. That's a lot of people. If you aren't happy with where you are, ask yourself first, what do you enjoy doing. Usually it is what you enjoy doing, you have a natural talent for, or at least you are willing to put in time to develop strong skills in. Next, see if there is a job out there that can utilize those skills. I bet there is.

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P.S. I wrote this blog, only to have it accidentally erased right when I finished. This is the second version of it. Sorry if my grammar was a bit off at points. That happens to be an area I neither enjoy nor am good at.