Get the Passion Back in Your Job!

Do you ever have days where you can’t get motivated and feel like you have more “to-dos” than you could possibly ever finish? I completely relate, and I absolutely love my work! I used to think that the only people who had this problem were the ones who disliked their jobs.

So why does this happen? Like any other job, even the most exciting have mundane aspects. Usually, it’s when we get caught up in the minutiae that we forget what may have drawn us to our careers in the first place. Association professionals especially are very mission-driven. They may have a passion for the industry or cause advocated by their organization, but can now only see the day to day details of their position.

This is something I’ve had to consciously do myself, both as a business owner and an association leader. When I’m really lacking interest in something or feeling completely unmotivated, I remind myself of WHY I’m even doing it. Suddenly, everything changes. Instead of feeling like I’ll never get through the 100 emails sitting in my inbox, I think about all those people I’ll get to help. Instead of needing to finish a blog post despite having writers’ block, I think of problems others may be experiencing, and speak to those.

Of course, I don’t always think about the deeper meaning behind each action. However, when I find I need a little extra motivation, this does the trick!


About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month.
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