Observations

My Job Doesn’t Suck!

One of my favorite podcasts is The Good Life Project, created by Jonathon Fields. I love hearing about people I would otherwise never know about like Tina Roth Eisenberg, a successful entrepreneur who makes fun a priority and does all kinds of neat, cool things to delight her customers. This was straight on the heels of a conversation I had with a friend about his job. And a comment I heard from my boss that suggested that he might like one way of making money over another. All of this made me wonder, why is some work considered fun and other work considered awful? Boring? Soul sucking? (That sounds kinda painful.)
One person can do a job and think it’s great. Another person can do that same job and think it sucks. Same job!
The common denominator? Thinking.
What brought this home for me was hearing about all the fun this Tina person was having and wishing I could have some fun with my work too. Well, who in the hell told me I couldn’t?
I wasn’t seeing the forest for the trees. For a really long time I considered myself really lucky because my job doesn’t suck. I don’t have to put up with a lot of bullshit that other people face with their jobs. I don’t have to work a ton of hours and I have a lot of autonomy. All great, though perhaps a little boring. Or so I thought. I realized that I was leaving an awful lot on the table, namely opportunities for fun. Or delight. I really don’t know what all else because up until now, I’ve been blinded by my own thinking.
This is quite a revelation to me and yet, I don’t intend to spend one minute of time trying to figure out what I should be doing next. I don’t have to. Just seeing my thinking for what it is will open up space for insights as to what to do next. Nor will I worry that I’ll just continue along with the same “drudgery” that doesn’t suck. ;-) Why would I do that when I know I am made from star stuff. The same magic and infinite intelligence that made the universe pulses within me AND it wants to play though me! This applies to everyone and even better, it is dogma independent. So maybe that sounds a little woo woo but fuck it, it’s true. And that truth means that I don’t have to figure this out. Without the worry and stress of giving myself the job of, I dunno, plotting some kind of pie graph for how to add more fun to the workplace or some other nonsense thing that will only create distractions, I can just let my mind settle, knowing that I’ll have an inclination to do this or that and then follow the inclinations that feel good to my heart and common sense. Who knows what that will mean for me. But I’m game to find out!

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