Here’s How You Can Work On Your Own Terms
Are you eager to get started when you wake up each morning? Are you satisfied with your job? Do you feel that your reward is directly proportional to your willingness and ability to work hard? These questions aren’t for you if you answered no and find them depressing. This is the bad news. You don’t have the obligation to work for someone else’s gain. You can work on your terms! These tips will help you get started.
Develop the Right Talents
You must have marketable skills if you want to work on the terms you choose. This doesn’t mean that you have to rush out and learn the most popular programming language or pursue the highest-paying degree. These things could lead to you becoming a commodity. Your skill set is only as valuable as the automation of it. This is a great way to get a job you don’t like and earn a lot of money.
Instead, find your sweet spot. This is the place where you find the right balance between what you love doing and what is in high demand. Do your research. Find out what it takes for longevity in this field. Once you have this information, you can start to educate yourself and learn how to do the work that you love.
Create the Life You Desire, Not the Life You Expect
There are many ways to approach your career options. One person might choose to work 40 hours per week at a steady job. They get the psychological benefits of stability, the ability to purchase a home and the opportunity to raise a family. They don’t have to be a quitter. Another person may opt for a lower-stress job that requires little of their time and is paid accordingly. They love to live simply and leave work behind. They are focused on their friends, family, interests, and hobbies. They don’t wander aimlessly. Another person may decide to build a business around his or her talent. They put in a lot of effort and make sacrifices to achieve their goals. They are able to scale their business through Brick House Blue coworking but they also take on significant risk. They aren’t a workaholic.
The people shown in these examples have consciously chosen to work where they can live the life they desire. Consider the lifestyle that you will live as a result of your choice. Remember that it is possible to succeed if you choose a different path than others.
Find Your Worth
“What salary are you seeking?” “How much would it cost me to do this job?” Fear drives many of these answers. Many workers are unable to give a fair answer that reflects their talents and experience. They don’t want their chances of being rejected and they aren’t willing to lose the chance to make money. In order to avoid that, they lower their worth in the hope of landing the job. This might work temporarily. This is understandable if there are bills to pay. It’s not a good long-term strategy. Clients and employers may not believe they are getting a great deal. They’ll just believe you’re worth it. Charge according to what you’re worth. Consider requesting additional perks if you are forced to underbid.
It takes time to create the kind of work life that you desire. It takes self-examination and courage to make the changes you want. You will be amazed at the results of these actions in your career.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a Tampa office space. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.