When you don’t have a job that makes your heart sing
Your job provides you with a sense of identity, a sense of worth. So when you don’t have a job, or have a job you hate you can feel worthless, useless or even depressed.
I had my first job at 13 years old – I delivered newspapers and babysat. By the age of 20 I had worked in a bookshop, a newsagent, Argos (a big chain store in the UK), stuffed envelopes, stuffed sandwiches, done cold calling, worked as a barmaid, as a cleaner and in a call centre. Those were my student and part-time jobs to keep me going through university.
Once I started my career my CV became even more patchwork; I am now 40 years old and I have been a secretary, an English teacher, a French teacher, a PA, a PR manager, a business owner in the travel industry, an Account Director in a Digital Marketing Agency and a childminder. I still wear many hats now as I work as a writer, blogger, author, teacher and online trainer and educator.
And one thing I’ve learnt over the course of my many varied jobs is that the best way to be happy in life is to do a job that makes your heart sing.
I’ve just recorded a Facebook Live video on this subject which you can view here:
If you would like to know more about my journey, the jobs I’ve had (including some of the crazy situations I’ve found myself in) grab my free video guide to decision-making and facing your fears.
Don’t hesitate to comment below or to message me if you have any questions or have any issues surrounding this subject, I’d love to help out if I can.
Finally this video might well help others who are feeling worthless because of a job (or lack of it) so do think to share it 🙂