I’m incredibly lucky to love what I do, disregarding the frustrating moments when I’m working on accounts or something. I know that a lot of you also have jobs that you love, or have created your business to your own specifications. It’s awesome to wake up feeling like you can’t wait to get to work!
So, when you have the perfect job, how do you make your job even better? Here are 10 ways!
Outsource the annoying stuff
Something you really hate doing? Get someone else to do it! For me, that’s submitting a tax return, so I have an accountant who takes care of it. Maybe for you it’s copywriting, social media updates, graphic design. Places like odesk allow you to hire freelancers for jobs that you’d like to outsource.
If you’re setting your own work schedule or finding your own work, then now’s the time to get selective. Choose projects that will challenge you, invigorate you and make you feel excited!
Not loving it? It might be time to reevaluate your work. Why did you choose to do what you do? Are you even still doing the things that excite you?
When I left my day job I’d realised what I was doing wasn’t exciting me at all, and because of that I wasn’t working to the best of my abilities. I realised I wanted to be creative and make things, work with creative people, and help them develop their dreams.
Invest in your environment
You have no idea how much happier I am since I redecorated my office!
Build a network
Discussing things with your peers is one sure fire way of finding more fun in your business, job or profession. Knowing that other people suffer the same problems as you, and having people to ask advice is pretty awesome!
Learn to relax
Dude. Chill. Read my post on switching off when you work from home.
Create measurable goals
I’m not talking those wishy-washy “I will have more clients in a few months time”, I’m talking “I will have 5 more clients in 6 months time”. Do the whole SMART goal thing, Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timed. Being able to see when you’ve crossed off a goal is a huge boost!
You could even make it a game, I love this TED talk on the advantages of using game like scoring in real life.
Learn something new
We thrive when learning, so what could you learn that would benefit your business AND excite you? I love to look at marketing tutorials, take illustration classes, find out new technology and methods that make my job easier.
Step outside your comfort zone
I’ve recently signed up to do some speaking at events. I’m not a natural orator, and this is hugely scary for me, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be exhilarating and I believe in grabbing every opportunity with both hands!
Is there something you’ve been holding back from doing because of the fear?
Take a dance break
You have 5 minutes. Step away from my computer. Pick a song. Dance. I guarantee you’ll have the best work day!
What have you done to make your dream job even better? I’d love to know!