Now this is a question that may be different for different people but I think in general there is a lot of common ground
When you ask people why they work, a lot of them will say they’re ‘only in it for the money’. When you work for money, you can be financially independent, and have some control over your life.
Sometimes money truly is the only reason a person works. But most people have more substantial reasons for working. For example:
- They like to spend their days doing something they’re good at.
- They like being productive.
- Other people need their skills, and they feel obliged to supply them.
What if you didn’t work and you had every day to yourself? You could choose to go to the beach, watch television, go to the movies, go shopping, read books, visit friends, visit places of interest, go out for meals, play sport…
This all sounds wonderful, but you’d need at least some money to do most of these things. Relaxing and doing what you please is great for a holiday, but after a while the pleasure can wear off and you can feel aimless and bored.
Then there is the other side there are lots of people that make lots of money but they do not have the time to do the things they value most ie. spend time with the family, be part of the growing up of your children etc etc
WORK AND YOUR VALUES
The benefits you get from paid and unpaid work are strongly linked to what your values are. When you know what your values are regarding work, you can:
- work out what you hope to achieve through working—what your overall ambitions are
- set meaningful goals for yourself
- choose jobs that will satisfy you in ways that are deeper than your ‘hip pocket’
- understand why you feel dissatisfied in a job that doesn’t fit with your values.
The two main reasons that people work are:
- to perform rewarding and meaningful activities
- for companionship.
‘Rewarding’ and ‘meaningful’ work is work that allows you to:
- fulfil most of your material needs
- meet your financial obligations
- feel as if you fit into and contribute to society
- feel a sense of well-being and accomplishment
- meet and interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Conduct your own research about why you work
‘Companionship’ at work means having continued, shared interaction with other people, including sharing the rewards of a job well done, whether they be a sales bonus or a commendation from the managing director.
Rewarding and meaningful work + companionship = job satisfaction
People get job satisfaction when their work:
- pays them enough to fulfil their most important needs
- pays them fairly for the work they do
- looks after them, providing a protective environment and ensuring their safety as they work.
- gives them a social life—they belong to a team and interact regularly with different people
- makes them feel good about themselves—they can see themselves gaining experience, expertise, status and acknowledgement by their colleagues and superiors
- fulfils them—it gives them a sense of personal achievement by presenting them with new challenges, helping them grow and be creative.
Find the company that satisfies them all:
- Good compensation
- Helping other people achieve their goals
- Have a good social life
- Do some charity
- Looks after your health
- all this sums up to a lot of job satisfaction
I found a company that ticks all my boxes which is NuSkin:
- It has the best compensation plan in the industry
- The business model is built to help other people achieve their goals
- By doing the above you will be interacting with a lot of people from a lot of different cultures and back grounds since it is an international company.
- It is linked in with different charities their main one is ‘Nourish the Children’, http://www.nuskin.com/en_US/culture/nourish_the_children/charity_partners.html
- Using the products is proven to benefit your health
- It rewards all the milestones you make in your business
Let me know when you would like to sign up so we can make that happen easily.