Job satisfaction is at an all time low. The labor market is not good. People are holding on to jobs that they would like to leave. What to do about it?
"The Conference Board research group recently reported job satisfaction has fallen to a record low of 45 percent, the lowest level ever recorded in 22 years of surveys! Extrapolating from that number, more than half (55 percent) of US workers state that they are "dissatisfied" with their jobs. It is also logical that the most dissatisfied group is workers under the age of 25---64 percent of whom said they are unhappy in their jobs," summarized the Herman Trend Alerts (www.thehermangroup.com)
Ben Stein, actor, writer, and politcal/economic commentator had dinner recently with Warren Buffet. Take a look at what Buffet says about the market, economy, trains, and passion. It is well worth 3 minutes of your time.
"Buffett said that he did not see a good labor market for some time to come. Nevertheless, he said, he advised young people to "follow their passion" and do what they loved. If that did not provide a living, they should try something else."
In "Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Successful Personal and Business Life," there are many suggestions on how to follow your passion (www.PursuitofPassionatePurpose.com).
Are you following your passion? Easier said than done. Here are some Practical Pointers to help you.
1. Figure out what your passion is. If you don't know, explore internally and read, journal, meditate, and more.
2. Explore externally. Talk to people and learn.
3. Find the courage to commit to try something else.
4. Find a mentor, peer advisor, or coach -- get some inputs to help you.
Life is short! Begin again and set new trends in 2010!
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