Love What You Do
Want to be more engaged, dedicated and productive? Doing what you love and are passionate about creates the enthusiasm needed to create engagement, dedication and productivity. As a business owner, you have the opportunity to step back and review what part of your business you are spending your time on. You need to not only regularly assess if this is the best use of your time, but also are you doing what you love?
Focus on tasks you enjoy
I believe everyone can, and should explore and develop their interests. If you hate doing the accounts at night after a day on the tools – don’t do them! Join a sporting team, play the PlayStation – whatever you want to do with your time. Work will become more enjoyable and thus productive. Maybe you love the administration and marketing side – in which case you need to get the support in place in your business so you can step away from the output and focus on the business. No option is right or wrong, but if you are focusing on the part of the business you enjoy – you will not only have an improvement in quality of life, but your business will feel this too.
“No option is right or wrong, but if you are focusing on the part of the business you enjoy – you will not only have an improvement in quality of life, but your business will feel this too.”
There are three types of workers
- Job Oriented – see work as a means to an end, allowing them to pursue other interests in their personal lives
- Career Oriented – focused on achievement related to upward mobility.
- Calling Oriented – align their work with their personal identity, which is how they find meaning.
Which one are you? Where do your team fit into this?
Which Worker are you?
“There are Three Types of Workers; Job Oriented, Career Oriented and Calling Oriented.”
Being realistic about “what you love”
You might say there is a fair amount of privilege in the statement “do what you love” as we can agree there are many that do what is needed to pay the bills and survive. That’s a whole other debate around education, breaking cycles and taking risks – for another day!
I prefer the statement “do what you are good at” or “do what you are interested in right now”. How do you know what you are good at?
What are your strengths? Do things that come naturally to you, or that you can do with little effort. That is doing what you are good at.
Implementing doing “What you love” into your business:
As a small business owner you can achieve this simply by stepping back and looking at your business as a whole, making a list of the tasks that need to be done, and allocating those you are good at or interested in to yourself. There is of course added bonus to those who can do this for their staff too. Happy team, happy boss!
“Do what you are good at or do what you are interested in right now… Do things that come naturally to you, or that you can do with little effort. That is doing what you are good at.”
For those reading this that are thinking I hate administration, bookkeeping etc – guess what? We LOVE IT. It’s our strength, what we enjoy and thrive on. You may not understand this – and you don’t have to understand other people’s passions – just take advantage of them. I can guarantee you that we can do your books in half the time you can and provide you with useful analytical information to help your business grow. Interested?
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