Monday, March 24, 2014

I Don't Know What I Want... Chapter 8, Part 2

I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This

By Julie Jansen 


Chapter 8: Bored and Plateaued

 Step 2: Explore Roadblocks and Opportunities

Man, I'm starting to get Bored and Plateaued with this section of the book.  Anyway!

Here, we go back to the Favorite Skills evaluation, and we brainstorm ways we can make them part of our jobs. Forget the obstacles to these ideas; this is no-wrong-answer brainstorming.

What did you come up with? Share in the comments.

Next, we look at the list of things we don't like about our jobs. Can we delegate them? Would getting rid of hem altogether actually help things? Again, we brainstorm.

Now, we look back to before the boredom set in. Did this boredom come on gradually, or did it show up all of a sudden? How would you feel if you weren't bored anymore? If you can't imagine it, think back to another time in your life when you were energized and challenged. How was that situation different than this one?

Now, the books reminds us, before you leave your current job, give an honest effort to revitalizing your old one.

But, if you genuinely try and it doesn't work, it's time to start looking elsewhere in your industry. Still, be careful to make sure your new job isn't just your old job in a new place.

And if you genuinely can't leave a work situation where you're left Bored and Plateaued, it's time to look around at other aspects of your life.  Review your Interests self-assessment and challenge yourself with something on that list. Maybe you'll find a boring job is an acceptable trade-off for supporting a rich after-hour life. Or maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to make a career of your after-hours passion,

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