3 Ways to RE-ACT and have fun at Work
Most of us spend more than 8 hours per day at work. That is more than half of the time that we are awake. On top of that, one out of two people is not all satisfied with their work. However, only one out of four people are willing to do something about that.
Unemployment is booming globally. The unemployment rate in Greece in June 2018 was 20.2%, in Spain – 15.2%, Italy – 10.9%, etc. Some people think they are lucky just because they have a job. There is a justified fear for being jobless. Can you relate with this?
In a TEDx event in Nicosia, Jill Douka (Life coach, international speaker, author) shares with us three ways to re-act and have fun at work.
1. Focus on what you are unique at.
“A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose – and don’t let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion (Live an illusion if you have to).
You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don’t ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.”
Leo Buscaglia – an American author and motivational speaker
Have you ever thought that, just like DNA, you are a unique combination of skills, knowledge and abilities? Have you ever thought that you can do special value creating and do stuff that no one else in the world can do in the amount of time that you can? Have you ever felt the time when you focus on what you do exceedingly well, and you just lose the sense of time, and you feel just full of passion and energy? That’s when you hit the fountain of being unique.
And that’s what successful people do: they find out what they’re amazing at and they make a living out of it. They focus on that.
The world needs our talents!
2. Work as an entrepreneur.
Work as if the job you are working is your purpose.
So what different actions would you do?
Never say “this is not my job” and “I’m not being paid for it”.
Go for the extra mile because of either now or in the future it will pay off. Find ways to give more value to your audience. Be exceptional and think ahead for your consumers. Brainstorm with your leaders and colleagues to find out how you can support overall your organisation’s goals. Link your performance to them. Ask for feedback. Ask what can you do better and how to shine. Commit the never-ending improvement. Read books, go to seminars, complete online training.
Be the best.
Enjoy your work and share your enthusiasm. The enthusiasm is contagious. But if you are not enthusiastic about your work, let’s go one step back and find and focus on what you are unique at.
3. Play the accountability game.
What is an accountability game?
Think of one action you’ll do towards clarifying at what you are unique. Just one thing. For examples: ask your colleagues what they think you do great or make a test to find out what your strengths are. One thing, small and manageable. Introduce and share it to your accountability partner. It is critical to be accountable to someone else for something that you want to do. It’s a small start, but if you use this technique all over and over at work, it will really help you to have fun.
Imagine that you play that game with yourself. Тhis is a way that you can keep yourself and find ways to encourage yourself in order to gain more achievements.
The attitude that causes us to focus on ourselves, to develop qualities placed in us, and enjoy the things we can do is a win-win approach that will lead us to happiness without even setting it for a purpose.
Focus on the process. If it gives you pleasure, not only will you become better at what you do and you will enjoy doing it, but you will undoubtedly achieve the desired results.
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