Don’t Like Mondays? I Have The Solution.
Monday is one of those days of the week that we have been conditioned as a society to outright despise. There are songs about how much we all hate it and we all complain every Sunday to anyone who will listen about how much we don’t want to go to work the next day!
But is Monday getting blamed for our own shortcomings?
When you think about it, why do you really hate Monday so much? The answer is simple. You don’t like your job enough.
If you work a regular Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 style job, you will spend more time working than nearly any other activity, so make sure that it is the right job with the right people!
Believe it or not, there are many people in the world that love Mondays. Sure, they enjoy their weekend, however most weeks (yes I recognize that occasionally everyone would prefer to stay in bed) they look forward to Monday as well, because they are doing something that they are passionate about.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that they are doing a job that you might think is “worth” getting excited about. You don’t have to get it. It’s only important that it means something to them, whether that be a multi-platinum selling rapper, or working in a paperclip factory, all that matters is your own level of job satisfaction.
So perhaps instead of hating on Monday as the root of all evil, treat it instead like a career satisfaction thermometer. If you find that more often than not you are hating Monday, then ask yourself what would you rather be doing, and start making a plan to make it a reality.
In the connected age that we find ourselves living in, everyone has just as much ability to create a new life for themselves as someone born into it. Got a business idea? Amazing! Make a plan, learn about social media and start executing!
The audience is out there, the customers are there, and the money is there to be earned!
I am proof that it can be done. I had nothing more than a love of taking photos of models and traveling. I sat down and made a list of what I wanted from my life and built a business concept around those key principles, and now here I am and my business is growing every day (because I work at it!).
Now don’t get me wrong. It isn’t easy to be an entrepreneur. You will work hard, possibly harder than any other job that you have ever had, but (and here’s the key) it won’t feel like work because every element of your business — from the most boring detail through to the most exciting elements — will be fun for you!
I’m also not saying that you have to create your own business. If you are a nurse and want to become a lawyer, then do it. Go to night school, get the piece of paper, and make the change.
My sister is an amazing example for everyone to look up to. She wanted to be a lawyer but didn’t get the grades to get into law school. She was pretty upset about it, but threw herself into her job as a waitress and gave it 100% helping the restaurant that she worked for on many different levels. But she didn’t give up her dream. She looked for entry-level jobs in the legal profession and eventually found one. She slowly worked her way up the ranks, and eventually enrolled in a part-time law degree, using her work experience to meet the entry requirements (with recognition for prior learning thrown in for good measure).
Now this year at 37 she has graduated with that piece of paper, all the while raising a young family. I actually believe that her single-minded determination to achieve this goal far outweighs my own successes. I have managed to leverage my life experience and contacts to achieve my goals much faster, which meant I haven’t had to grind as hard as her on each individual goal. I think that it’s all in the grind, that single-minded determination to not let your setbacks get you down.
So stop hating on Monday, and recognize that it is trying to tell you to have a look at what you are doing with your life. It is actually a statistical fact that many people spend a large portion of their day looking for new jobs or courses to start, but the sad fact is that not enough people actually make the jump and apply!
So don’t hesitate — just do it and join us here in I love Monday town.
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