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Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion

What is the differentiator of those who love their jobs and those who don’t? Passion! Nothing is perfect, and everyone can have a bad day at work. I think everyone at some point will admit they feel that they are on the hamster wheel known as “life.” Getting up, going to work, running errands, going home – repeat; day in and day out. Your profession usually encompasses a lot of your time, and if you are not feeling the love, it can cause resentment, fatigue, and even depression.

Think about it. Starting in high school, everyone constantly asks, “What University are you going to?” or “What are you going to major in?” And so, it begins. You must try and figure out at 18 years of age what you want to do as a career, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! It’s like buying a lottery ticket! Only a lucky few will get the winning numbers and identify their career path right out of the gate. 

As you seek to establish your career, understand that your passion doesn’t necessarily have to be only for your job! Here are some thoughts that might shed light on the bigger picture.

The glass is half full, and life is short

A positive attitude will make for a brighter life and help make everyone want to be around you. People gravitate towards positive attitudes, not negative ones. Look for the good in life and on the job – no matter how small it may seem. A study done in 2019 found that a positive attitude may even increase your lifespan by up to 15 percent!

Take pride in your work

Anyone can make a shallow effort at something. How boring! Your reputation is at stake, and people are watching. Why wouldn’t you put your best effort forward and take pride in what you do? It isn’t about the job; it’s about YOU. You may not love what you’re doing every second of every day, but you can still be proud of the work you do!

Be confident in your life

Confidence in knowing who you are is essential to success. Stand firm, and don’t compromise your values! You can’t be passionate about life if you are like a blade of grass swaying in the wind. If you can’t make a decision or stand your ground, it will make for a very dissatisfying life.

Your job or career can’t make you happy, confident, or instill a positive attitude; that is on you! Find your passion! 

Johnson Search Group is passionate about what we do! If you are looking for a new job or if you are a company in the Mining, Banking, or Healthcare industry who needs hiring assistance, reach out to our talented recruiters today. Let us help you kickstart your hiring efforts in 2020!

Reignite the Fire for Your Career

3 Ways to Reignite the Fire for Your Career

Reignite the Fire for Your Career

There’s no denying the fact that life is short. I mean, after all, people say it all the time. It seems that no matter where we are in life, we’re always talking about how fast time goes.

Why, then, do we get tired and bored of doing the same old thing? Wake up, drink coffee, go to work, go to sleep, repeat. The simple answer is that the fire has been extinguished!

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us at some point in our career. We see it all the time, and Johnson Search Group helps people through it by finding them a new position that reignites their fiery passion for their career. However, if you’re not looking to switch positions, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how to reignite the fire for your career.

Find your passions

This applies both in an out of the office. When you’re at work, see what you’re best at and what part of your job makes you most excited. By doing this, you’ll actually look forward to your work and ignite that fire once more. You’ll be good at it and your performance will improve little by little.

You can also do this by creating a better work-life balance. By doing so, you’ll find passion and fire for things you enjoy outside of work. Take a five-mile walk every day with your dog. Choose a part of your yard to tend to every evening. You can even choose a show to binge-watch for a few hours every night. By finding that one thing outside of work that really makes you tick, you’ll be able to ignite the fire at home and at work!

Ask for advice

When it comes to igniting your fire once it’s lost, you can bet someone in your office knows what you’re going through. Talk to your manager or mentor and ask them if they’ve ever had anyone go through this. After all, they are there to help guide you through your work, and this applies right to that.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family, too! They know you better than most, and they’ll know exactly what you need in order to get the fire going again. Even If they give you tough love, you’ll be glad you asked!

Try something new

Reorganize your desk or change up your daily routine. Maybe drink some coffee before you get dressed. Changing up your routine will get you out of the boredom you’re feeling. It’ll also allow your day to go by faster, which can also increase your passion for work.

Some managers might even be open to tweaking your job description. If you love numbers, try asking your manager if you can move into a more analytical approach role. If you love people, try calling a few more clients or seeing how you can have more human interaction during the week. The change may not happen right away, but any change, no matter when it occurs, can be the first step in reigniting your fire for your career.

These are just a few ways you can reignite that fire in your career. If you keep trying, you’ll definitely be able to keep that fire going!