Have you ever thought about why you hate your job? You drag yourself out of bed every morning and reluctantly drive to the office but deep inside you know you have no future there. After spending 5 years in a career he felt miserable and not happy, Petros Eshetu had finally decided to leave his successful finance career that was unfulfilling to pursue work that he loves which he shares in his new book “I Came. I Saw. I Jumped!”.
“There are many reasons why you don’t like your job – maybe it’s the micro-manager boss, the low pay, the bad workplace or toxic work culture, etc.” explains Petros, now a Transformational coach helping other people discover jobs and careers that are aligned to their authentic selves.
Many times, we blame the external environment for why we hate the job but that’s only part of the problem. ” There is a lot of confusion when it comes to finding your passion thinking. Some say it’s good advice other says it’s bad advice. Finding your passion is a good advice. The truth is passion is not a destination but a journey. People always look for that one job that will give them the fulfillment they are looking for. “From my own experience and research – passion is a never ending journey. What you might have liked in the past may turn to something you now hate doing. Like the ebbs and flow of a river.
Petros reveals 3 steps where you can begin to discover job fulfillment
Tip #1 – Before finding your passion, you first need to know what your unique gifts or skills are. It is that trait that compels other people to compliment you and ask you about it. “What is one thing you do better than anyone else?”, writes Petros in his book. He adds you can simply ask your family, friends or coworkers these questions and be open to their feedback or answers.
Tip #2 – Find a job, interest or industry that enhances your gifted skill but as well as triggers your curiosity, and desire to learn more about its latest developments. He says that it’s important to make sure that your job hones your gift. All industries have wide ranges of jobs for you to consider. Finding the right type of job for your gift will be a big factor in taking your talents from a dream to reality.
Tip #3-Know your purpose. Your purpose connects to work that gives you an energetic drive. What activities lights you up or give you energy? “These are important questions. The energy at the core of who you are is displayed when you work on your life’s purpose” writes Petros. When thinking about your purpose, do not look at it as changing who you are, but rather as being a better version of who you are. The very reason you get out of bed. The work or activity is easy for you because you love it, even though you have spent hundreds of hours and effort on it. The activity may be difficult in the eyes of other people, but you enjoy the activity because you are flowing with energy when you are doing it.
How can I begin to find the work I love?
Ultimately, it’s up to you to take full responsibility in your life and career. “To be successful and to stand out, you need to love what you’re doing. The best way to stay true to yourself is to embrace your unique qualities and strengths that allow you to hone your craft and become an expert at what you do. ‘ says Petros. This is what will be your competitive advantage in the job market and career. This will be your long-term career plan.
Petros’s book takes you on a journey from him being in a job he hated to discovering his passion which is writing and coaching. He shares principles he learned and applied in his own life that allowed him to successfully transition into a new career. The book is written in a conversational style and reveals how to find your unique gift, to discover your passion and purpose, and how to overcome your self-doubts.