You’re not always going to like the job you have.
You’re not always going to be happy with how much money you make.
You’re not always going to have opportunities in front of you to move up in the world.
BUT, you always have the capability to change your circumstances by enhancing your skills.
You see, you’re making shit money right now because when you went out to get your job you portrayed the skills to get you the pay you currently have. If you don’t work to improve your skills, you won’t make more money.
So how to you improve your skillset? Start with figuring out what your goals are.
If your goal is to move up at the company you work for, look at the people above you and ask yourself “what skills are the being paid for that I don’t have?” For example, if you work in the warehouse and you want to move into sales, spend time at work learning what all of the products your shipping actually do and why people buy them, and perhaps attend a sales seminar or web class to improve your sales ability, and show your superiors you’re actively working on those improvements.
If your goal is to start your own business to get out of the rat race entirely, then you should be focusing on learning how businesses are built and how to become an effective entrepreneur. Then start trying little side hustles so you can get experience.
The value that you seek is always right in front of you, it’s just a matter of going to get it. So the next time you complain that you hate your job, understand that it’s not your bosses fault, or the company’s fault, or the economy’s fault: it’s your fault.
Do the work to fix it, or stfu. #happymonday