After reading this piece, you should be able to positively identify what you love about your job.
The word “love” may be too strong of a word when you think about your present job. You can probably think of one job in the past that you really loved. For some people, that one job was one they couldn’t make a decent living doing. Here are three ideas to consider:
The concept of duties has to do with the typical activities that you perform at work. If you can make a list of these duties and find that you like doing most of them (i.e. 75% or more), then you love what you do. If you come up with less than 75% try to brainstorm about ways that you can make those tasks more enjoyable so that you can love more of your job.
The idea of pay has to do with if you feel that you receive fair compensation for the work you perform. Before answering this question, remember that it doesn’t mean that you are earning what you want to earn in life. Think about the job market and the other employment opportunities out there. Can you reasonably expect any more than what you currently earn? If you cannot be happy with your salary, ask for a raise or look for a new job. If you really love your job except for the pay, then maybe you should stick with it because you cannot put a price on job satisfaction. The alternative might be to make more money but hate what you would do in a different fob.
Think about your current work environment. Are you surrounded by people that you enjoy being with? Do you like your boss, your coworkers, your clients, and your business contacts? If you are happy with nearly all of your professional relationships, then you’ve got it made in the shade. If you go somewhere else, you would give up all of this camaraderie. If you really hate where you work, it might be time for a change, but the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.