10 Reasons to Do What You Love for a Living

March 22, 2017/0/1

Bedford  Business owners may find having a career whilst at the same time doing something you love may sound like a pipe dream — or, at the very least, the exception to the rule. Whoever coined the phrase “do what you love and the money will follow” may have been speaking some truth!  There are a number of studies that have shown that happier people in a working environment tend to earn higher salaries — and it stands to reason that these high-earners are happy — at least in part — because they have jobs they love.

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Interestingly enough, there has never been a better time to start the hunt for your dream job in the Bedford area. According to a recent report by the Indeed Hiring Lab, job seekers are more in control than ever before. It is outlined that job searching in Bedford is more online and more mobile than in the past. This ultimately means that there are fewer unemployed job seekers for every job opening and the search for talent is on. There are 1.7 unemployed job seekers for every open position, which means that since there are more jobs, you can spend more time looking for the right opportunity, instead of taking a job you’re not completely interested in.

During the recession, there were many people, especially individuals in less skilled occupations, who were not focused on finding the right job that suited them. It turned out that a lot of these people were quite simply, looking to find any job that pays! They are now more in control to ramp up their job search to find more opportunities that better align with their personal goal, degree, interests and family needs.

In case you need more convincing, here are 10 great reasons to do what you love for a living.

  • Fulfillment. It’s becoming more and more important for people to love the work or the industry that they’re in. As the lines between working life and personal life blur, a job is as much about personal self-worth and growth in potential, as it is about just a paycheque at the end of the month.
  • Productivity. Studies have shown that employees who are engaged in their work are more productive during their work day. A large number of employers are asking their employees to do a lot more than before; it helps to love what you do so that you can meet the demands of the job.
  • Motivation. A job that you love gives you extra motivation to meet your goals, and when you do, the sense of accomplishment is satisfying! If you’re in a workplace that motivates you to get up in the morning, that momentum is going to continue throughout the day.
  • A source of motivation to others. Someone who genuinely loves what they do for a living is unlikely to complain or begrudgingly finish tasks with the minimum level of effort. A great leader also encourages others to complete their tasks to the best of their abilities.
  • Improved Mental Health. It is important to do something we love for a living because our work lives will then provide meaning and purpose, which are associated with psychological well-being and health.
  • Increased desire to learn and improve. If you are passionate about what you do for a living, you are more likely to be interested in all aspects of the work you do. This not only sets you on the path toward success, it also helps to progress through the daily grind.
  • Leadership. Without a strong work ethic to complete the daily tasks of your job, it is impossible to encourage others to engage and emulate the same work. When you love what you do, people start to notice. How you complete tasks at work is contagious! Being joyful, hardworking and be someone that builds a team that communicates the message that failure is never an option, is key.
  • Tackle new industry challenges. It’s interesting to look at behavioural economics and the way different people make decisions based on given conditions. When an individual is coming from a position of power and fulfillment, this continues not only during a normal working day but also, when faced with the challenge of trying something new. This proves very important during anyone’s career.
  • Your work doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s is without a doubt important to enjoy what you do. When you enjoy your career path, it doesn’t feel like work. It makes it easier to get through the trials and tribulations of business ownership.
  • You push yourself to succeed even more. When you love what you do, you are compelled to push yourself and strive for more. You want to get to the point where you are continually challenging and competing with yourself in order to achieve your ultimate vision.

Bedford Conference FacilitiesIt might seem like salary is more important than enjoying your time at work, and the researchers suggest that you certainly shouldn’t discount the idea that you need to hit a certain level of compensation in order to live a life without any financial constraints. Yet there’s a strong possibility that you may regret your decision to take a well-paying job that doesn’t particularly interest you.

In an ideal world, of course, we would all want to be in a position where we not only love what we do for a living but also we want a job that also offers a comfortable salary. In this day and age, it’s not always easy to find this. There are a large number of opportunities for people in and around the Bedfordshire area and it’s up to us individually to find the right job that suits our skillsets. In the meantime, it would be a good idea to look for jobs that provide us at least some daily pleasure, above and beyond the thrill of receiving a sizeable paycheque.

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