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Hi there,

 

Everyone seems to think that they need to "work hard" to be successful...

 

But often working hard isn't sustainable...You get tired, you get sick of it, your health suffers, you procrastinate, etc., you know how it goes!

 

But what if you worked just as much, but you *enjoyed* the work?  That is much more sustainable, and much more pleasant too...You are also much more likely to be able to tap into your creativity to continuously find new and better ways to do things.

 

One way to ensure that this is true is choose a career direction, or start your own business, such that what you are doing is (at least mostly) something you enjoy and can get passionate about.  Luckily we are designed such that this is also likely to be a talent of yours.

 

But, what about right now, in the career you have now?  Are there ways to make things more fun, less stressful and just more enjoyable in what you are doing right now?  I will ask for responses before I give my ideas...

 

So what do you think are some ways to enjoy what you are doing right now more?


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I find that if I want to make what I do now more fun, I try to push aside my focus on any of the negative or unpleasant sides of my vocation.

I choose to not let any external factors effect my state of mind. 

In my view, there is really only one person who can and should be able to change how you feel, and that is yourself.
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Seeker,

Great answer.  Your attitude will serve you well!



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Great Insight to this topic! If you love doing what your doing - it should always be fun
Thank you for this  Blog!
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It's a great passage.
A student as I am ,I often find there are too much I should but don't want to do.And I even don't know whether my work can lead to a good resault.I think if I can get some advice.
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This is, of course, the case for *delegation*!  When we pass off the tasks we don't like to do we get two benefits.  One is that it frees up our time to focus on what we do like to do (and hopefully it's what we do best!) and secondly, it allows us to stop doing what we don't like anyway!  A recipe for happiness, I dare say.

But, like many of my entrepreneur colleagues, I find this a little difficult to do.  Perfectionism is a vicious cycle, you know.  When I expect someone I have delegated a task to not to do it perfectly (egads!) then often times they don't disappoint and I am aghast at the inefficiency of anyone who isn't me.  So, I better do it myself, if I want it done right.  And off the wagon I fall, and the cycle goes around again.

But wait!  I became self-employed to enjoy my life, not be trapped in it like a job.  Many of us do just that - we create jobs for ourselves instead of businesses.  Because with a business, you get perks.  Vacations, freedom to make my own hours, oh, and the biggest one: freedom to DO ONLY THE TASKS I ENJOY DOING.

I think I am getting this now...
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While everyone would like to have fun at their jobs, you have to make sure that you balance it with hard work. If you are running an Life Coaching business the best solution is perhaps to follow the advice of Rich Litvin (an author of a best-selling book on coaching, who runs a program for some of the most successful coaches in the world) and create a business based on values. Therefore, you should make sure that you choose carefully the people you coach, put in quality hours and to be authentic to your colleagues and clients. If you are interested, you can read an article on that subject on the Evercoach blog. All in all, I firmly believe that balancing fun and hard work are key if you want to enjoy long-term success in the business.
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