Back to Work! Woohoo or Boohoo?
Summer’s wrapping up, and we’ll be back in the ol’ saddle soon enough. Question is: do you have a burr under your saddle?
Satisfaction and fulfillment in our work doesn’t rely on one single condition or quality. There are both internal and external motivators at play.
This graphic shows 12 indicators of job fulfillment. Although not mathematically exact, each Boohoo indicator could be interpreted as a 10% reduction in satisfaction. Thus, if you have 8 Boohoo’s, you might be feeling you’re lacking fulfillment from your work.
It’s the self-awareness that’s so important here. It’s an invitation to not show up at work on autopilot, day after day, without ever questioning the specifics of why? and what’s missing? and what’s great?
Also, I suggest you don’t buy in to the marketing hype that if we find our ideal work, our happiness (“bliss”) ensues. Really? Happiness is holistic, as are we. Being in an ideal job yet struggling through difficult relationships or other life circumstances affects how fulfilled we’re feeling.
But, back to work. The Fall season kick-off will, in no time flat, be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Grab a moment when you can, be curious about your Woohoo’s and Boohoo’s, and leave a comment about what you notice.