For many of us, the topic of work comes up a lot.
More specifically: finding work we love.
I get this.
For a long time, I desperately tried to find work I loved.
I worked in different companies and industries, trying to find one that fit.
I kept thinking, “Why can’t I find my dream job?!”
Everyone else around me seemed to have it sorted.
But now I’ve found my “thing”; I work as a coach (and writer, I guess).
The funny thing is that even though being a coach ticks most - if not all - of my boxes, I still have times where I don’t want to work.
I don’t feel like working; I’m not in the mood.
(But once I start the work, I quickly get into it and enjoy it!)
So there are facets of being a coach I don’t love:
However: it's okay!
I think the advice we’re given is all wrong: It’s not about finding a job you love.
It is about finding a job that’s right for you.
(There’s a subtle difference.)
See, I don’t love every part of being a coach.
But is it right for me?
There is nothing more right for me!
I’m passionate about it, I get to use my strengths and skills, it suits my personality, and it allows me to live the life I want to live.
(To a certain extent. I’m still not exactly where I want to be, but I’m moving in the right direction.)
I have to pinch myself that people pay me money (actual money) to do the work I do.
So, no, I don’t love everything about being a coach.
But it is, without a shadow of a doubt, 100% right for me.
Do you see the difference?
Over to you...
Don’t ask if you love your job (or project).
Ask if it’s right for you.
Does it give you the lifestyle you want? (flexibility, money, freedom, etc...)
Does it suit your skillset and personality?
Does it reflect who you are?
Something to mull over today.
(Or not! However it works for you :)
Thanks for being with me on this journey,