Five Tips On Your Way to Your Dream Job



“Excellence is achieved by the mastery of the fundamentals!- Vince Lombardi. (1)

Five Tips On Your Way to Your Dream Job

I remember those days. I had an MBA degree (not a lot of women had them in those days) and I was doing work that was not my yet my dream work… not my dream job(s). I dreamt of the day when I would have that higher level position. I was waiting on being in the right place at the right time doing something other than what I was doing then. I was never present at what I was working on because I didn’t want to be there. And, besides, my attitude in those days was that I was “owed something” for all of my years of school. Maybe you’re kind of where I was…You’ve been dreaming about leaving your job. Somehow, in your mind, you can’t even fathom staying where you are one second longer. The money “stinks,” they overwork you… or don’t keep you interested in the work by the assignments and projects that come forth. You feel unappreciated and know that there’s got to be a better way. You feel sometimes as if your life is being wasted while you are there. And, besides, retirement is a long way off. So, you dream and dream of the day when things will be different.  You read that employers “cause” good employees to quit but then, you wonder if you are a “good employee.” You begin to look around and compare your work with the work of others… your salary with that of others… your benefits with that of others… your commute and all of the rest of the goodies that go along with a 9-5 job with that of others. Or… maybe you are remotely satisfied but not fulfilled. Maybe even slacking off because after all they don’t care about you and your work in your mind isn’t very important.

That dreaming of that dream job — is that a nightmare? I mean… can that be counterproductive to be dreaming of it and running towards it? Sometimes it was for me until I made the change. It was then that my dream job came forth. Here are five tips that I have learned that helped me when I was on a job that I didn’t particularly like or feel “appreciated” on. These are tried and true tips that I learned before I was on my dream job:

  1. Dream on but don’t neglect where you’re at. It’s perhaps a season in your life that is preparing you for bigger and better — and the dream job.
  2. You may be unhappy in other areas of your life right now as well. Take some time to think about what you are thinking about — and what is the source of your unhappiness. There are more happiness secrets in my book The Red Sea Solution. AFF
  3. Master the fundamentals. “Excellence is achieved by the mastery of the fundamentals!” – Vince Lombardi. Work on you while you are waiting and applying for other jobs. It is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, essential, that companies treat their employees right. However, every employee is ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE for his/her happiness. No one is “totally to blame” when an employee chooses to leave. The blame game should be avoided – and yet everyone can look within to make the necessary “changes” and improvements. Consider signing up for my unique online learn while at home Great Employee School where we will be increasing your understanding about being that happy employee and working on certain employee stuff that will amaze your employer.
  1. Think about what you are contributing right now and if you are ready to handle that promotion. Reflect on your own work and attitude.
  2. Resist the urge to quit (unless your health is suffering or you know that you heard from God for real) or say or do something you might regret. Revisit your “why.” Les Brown put it this way: If you know your WHY, you can endure almost any HOW!

While you are waiting, be grateful for what you have right now and prepare for that wonderful dream job that’s on the way — after all, your dream job is right around the corner.

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