I am now into my seventh year at my work and I am blessed to say that I still enjoy what I do. I don’t think I can say I know many people who can say that. Did everything just fall in place? Do I come to work every day loving what I do? Am I paid huge amounts of money? Am I lucky? Nope, it’s not the case at all.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always done self-evaluation exercises. The goal is always getting to the point until I feel gratitude seeps in. We will get to crossroads. If you haven’t, you haven’t worked or lived long enough. Where have I gone for answers? Books, seminars, exercise, new skills, courses, church and successful people. I took a coaching course a while back and realize that we’re all resourceful (not in the financial sense) but we inadvertently know the answers or where to get the answers.
People stop loving what they do when they cease to find meaning in what they do. As much as I enjoy what I do, I experiment with other things to remind myself there’s a big world out there and by doing so, I come back to work refreshed and recharged. How often do you have to do this? As often as you need to.
When I was working for a PR consultancy and subsequently a MNC, I did other things not letting my work define me. I was a part-time newsreader on radio and TV. I experimented with lecturing and when my current job appeared on my radar, I was as ready as I could be. I just had a conversation with my boss and I told him as much as my work is a huge aspect of my life, I didn’t want it to define me or who I am. I don’t want to be “labelled” in one way only.
Things are moving so fast and you feel people finding themselves tired, jaded and a little confused about life very quickly now. A few years ago, people only felt that way after working for over 10 years. During my father’s time, you’re only “allowed” to feel tired when you’re retired. Now, someone who’s been working for five years are already fatigued.
At one of my lowest ebbs, I finally put all the things I’ve been learning to practice. First, I had to heal my soul and for me, that was God. Getting aligned with my Creator. He is my anchor and my only constant. People have different anchors. My good friend says the song “I’m too sexy” is his anchor. To each their own I say. I fed my mind with books and people that inspired me. I took up exercise to get that adrenaline rush and to be fit not just mentally and physically. In the process, I felt empowered and encouraged.
I have a segment on radio called “Raise Your Game” and I love the personal development aspect. I also know that personal development isn’t one-dimensional. Working with experts I’ve met over the years, we want to equip people with life hack skills to improve themselves.
A few months back, I got together with a few people and asked what can bring the mojo back. For some, it could be one thing like a new sport or hobby. For me, it was a series of things as mentioned earlier.
This has resulted in the birth of my project www.heckitbreakaways.com where working with experts in fitness, mental coaching and transformation to nutrition could help you get re-tooled and may just be the impetus for you to review life and get that mojo back.