I studied business and economics in university, so naturally many of my friends from school are working in the financial sector. Although many of them love their jobs, some of them don’t and are seriously struggling with their career paths. Listening to loved ones complain about their jobs isn’t fun, particularly because we are compassionate beings that don’t want to see others hurting. And, when it all comes down to it, a source of pain for many people is their job(s). Eighty percent of people are dissatisfied with their jobs today! This is an extremely high number, especially when you consider the fact that the average person spends approximately 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. If we’re going to spend so much of our precious time at work, shouldn’t it be doing something that we love? •Breaking Free From the Standard 40-Hour Work Week
When I refer to the “standard 40-hour work week,” I’m not really addressing the amount of time you work per week, but rather what goes on within that timeframe. Current trends amongst these types of jobs include being overworked, told what to wear/eat/act, told when to work, not questioning authority, lots of hierarchy, suppressing creativity and individuality, feeling stressed/tired/genuinely unhappy, and ultimately feeling a lack of passion or as though you’re not pursuing your dream or “life’s purpose.” If you’re feeling this way about your current job position, then perhaps it’s time for you to abandon the 40-hour work week!
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