Create The Life You Want

Create The Life You Want

What To Do About Career Frustration

Discover what you can do to overcome frustrations at work and build a successful careerThere is a lot you can do about feeling frustrated about your career and how much you earn. Let’s go step by step through the process that many others have followed with success.

The first important point is that your feeling of frustration is a negative feeling. This is not all bad because your frustration gives you a strong motivation to move on from your current situation. However, this is what I call “away motivation,” it will only motivate you away from your current situation. It will not propel you towards the much better career path that will give you work satisfaction and earn you more money.

Know Thyself

This aphorism was widely used by the ancient Egyptians and Greek philosophers like Plato. So it has a strong wisdom pedigree. But, how do you get to know yourself and why is this important?

The answer is to observe yourself, to get to know what you love to do. Make a note of the times when you feel especially happy, what’s going on? Notice when you feel a sense of achievement, what are you doing when that feeling arises?

You may be aware that your energy levels go up and down during the day. Sometimes you feel lethargic or bored, and any sort of activity seems to require a special effort. Yet there are other times when you feel full of beans, you actively seek out things to do. What made you feel that way? What happened just before you got that surge of energy? These are key moments in self-understanding because they tell you what you love to do.

Why Loving What You Do Is The Key To Career Success

When you love what you do you are filled with purpose and energy, you can’t wait to get down to work. The work is intellectually stimulating, challenging and rewarding. At the end of the day you have a sense of having done something meaningful with your life.

Loving what you do is very similar to loving another person. You get the same surges of energy. You have the same desire to be closely engaged with what you do. You look for opportunities to please your colleagues and clients.

Can you see how being in love with what you do would be completely different and much more life-enhancing than the frustration that you feel at the moment?

I have coached over one thousand people during the last twenty five years. Many of these clients initially suffered from career frustration which they have managed to transform into career satisfaction. I regard the ability to make this transformation as so important to our sense of well-being and happiness that I have written a book about it which is available on Amazon. It was reading books like this one that started me on the journey from a corporate career that was becoming increasingly frustrating to starting my own business thirty years ago.

How To Ensure That You Choose The Right Career

Like many others I started my personal journey to career satisfaction by doing research, Googling, reading books, blogs and magazine articles. All of this was helpful because it gave me the belief that it is possible to build a more rewarding career and create a better life for yourself.

However, I did not manage to take the important steps towards a better life until I started working with other people. The reason for this is quite simple. When you work on your own you tend to go on asking yourself the same questions, like, “what would I love to do?” or “What will give me job satisfaction?” It is very, very difficult to actually drill down into one’s own being to discover what you really want. This deeper self understanding tends to come much more easily when other people ask you questions that dig more deeply into your persona and elicit those light bulb moments when you say, “Ah I see, yes, that is actually what I really enjoy about…..”

Asking questions that elicit deeper self-understanding is what good coaches do, we take you deeper into yourself to find the “hidden depths” of your being. Once you find what is meaningful for you it becomes much easier to build a satisfying and rewarding career.

The easy way to get to work with a top Life Coach is to attend one of my regular, low cost, Discover Your Passion 1-Day Workshops. Your small investment will pay big dividends.

What is the best way to turn what I love into a brand

How to turn what you love to do into a brand that makes money, blog by Life Coach David Ferrers shows how to make money by leveraging what you love doingThis is about how to make money doing what you love to do. After all you don’t want to become like the artist starving in his attic. You don’t want to do what you love and live in poverty, do you? You want to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours. You want to live a life that has meaning and fulfilment whilst being able to enjoy the experiences that the world has to offer.

I come across too many people who are doing what they love to do, but are stressed by the lack of money in their lives. This is how to make sure that you don’t join them.

Anything that you love doing can be turned into a means of earning a living. A friend who loved wine opened a restaurant that saved lovely, fruity wines and made a fortune. Another friend who loved helping people to develop their lives became a corporate trainer and prospered. The Apple empire was built on the premise of making technology simple for ordinary users. Emily loves horses, she got a job in a livery yard and became the manager in short time. David was only a moderate professional golfer, but he became the go-to teacher for other professional players and made a fortune.

The First Question You Need to Answer to Turn Love Into Prosperity

Answer this: “what do people NEED from what I love doing?”

Note well the word NEED! It is NEED that drives customers to buy. When prospects only want something they might be prepared to wait. But when they NEED something they feel compelled – they MUST have it NOW!

So, “what do people NEED from what I love doing?”

The Two Types of Motivation That Drive Customers

Human beings are motivated in two basic ways.

They move when they feel pain or think that they might feel pain. They will take action to avoid pain. Imagine holding your hand in the flame of a candle. As soon as you feel the pain you will quickly withdraw your hand. The pain is causing you to act. Pain makes people move AWAY from the source of pain. This is why migrants leave their home countries and trek across deserts in search of a less painful existence. They are not travelling towards the promised land, they are travelling away from the pain in their homelands.

The second type of motivation is pleasure. People actively seek out ways of experiencing pleasure. A young girl who has been invited to a party will see a dress in a shop window and just know that she needs that dress in order to feel like the stand out girl at tha party. A gourmand will see a buffet table and move, as if magnetised, towards the plentiful food. The Ebay business is built largely on people’s need to avoid paying over the odds.

You need to decide, are you going to motivate people by offering to cure their pain? Or, are you going to offer them pleasure beyond their wildest dreams?

The Second Answer That Will Transform What You Love Doing Into Prosperity

The next question to which you need to find an answer is: “How do I make my product or service superior, in some way, to the other products out there?”

Start by looking at the products or services with which you will be competing. Make a list of all the products you know about and then ask about each one: “what are they doing that makes people buy from them?”

Often it is something quite simple that makes products successful. With restaurants it is often the location and the menu that works for them. A yoga teacher I know is successful because her students like her (she smiles a lot) and she doesn’t make them do anything too extreme. A marketing manager for a wedding venue wins lots of business because she exudes enthusiasm for the venue. Alton Towers attracts millions of visitors because their rides are thrilling.

So, “what makes your product or service superior to its competitors?”

Make Your Advantage Your Brand

Once you know what gives your product or service an edge in the market you need to find a SYMBOL or a SLOGAN that describes your product and the advantage it offers.

For instance whilst the Apple logo tells you nothing about technology, it tells you a lot about Apple’s style and simplicity. John Lewis are “never knowingly undersold.” Estée Lauder offer to “magnify the beauty of your eyes.”

Just make sure that what you offer is believable.

You can learn a lot more about how to turn what you love into a brand from the Amazon book Create The Life You Want. Or you could join me and other great coaches and really commit to making yourself Successful, Fulfilled and Prosperous at our Create Your Own Regular Income 7-Day Workshop.