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Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

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Hi, thank you for stopping by to read my blog post. What day and time is it? If you are “at work” or “on the clock”, I want to know something right now that’s rather personal.

Do you love your job?

Was that an easy answer? Let me ask again, do you love what you do to make money? 

What motivates you toward your work? Are you satisfied with your career? Is there a match or a mismatch in some areas of the job? Want to learn from your motivations and refocus your goals? Would you like (or love!?) to take a critically serious view of your work? I can help you through this process.

love my job mutuallyI love my job, my job loves me!

Years ago, I met with Lin Phillips, a career counselor who is very skilled and talented at helping people “see the light” regarding what makes us tick at work and in life. She explained that if you love your work, your life feels so natural. You’re able to go with the flow! Are you sure or not sure if you’re really in love yet?

Using the Why Do You Do Your Work? self-assessment scale below or download a copy, indicate to what extent each of the following items corresponds to the reasons why you are presently involved in your work. Then ask yourself why. And take all sorts of notes to yourself!

When complete, please feel free to send me the scale and any of your notes so we can talk! I hope that’s motivational!

Why Do You Do Your Work?

Does not correspond    Corresponds moderately   Corresponds exactly

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because this is the type of work I chose to do to attain a certain lifestyle.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. For the income it provides me.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. I ask myself this question, I don’t seem to be able to manage the important tasks related to this work.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because I derive much pleasure from learning new things.

 1                 2                 3                 4                 5               6              7

 

  1. Because it has become a fundamental part of who I am.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because I want to succeed at this job, if not I would be very ashamed of myself.

 1                 2                 3                 4                 5               6              7

 

  1. Because I chose this type of work to attain my career goals.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. For the satisfaction I experience from taking on interesting challenges.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because it allows me to earn money.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because it is part of the way in which I have chosen to live my life.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because I want to be very good at this work, otherwise I would be very disappointed.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. I don’t know why, we are provided with unrealistic working conditions.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because I want to be a “winner” in life.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because it is the type of work I have chosen to attain certain important objectives.

 1                 2                 3                 4                 5               6              7

 

  1. For the satisfaction I experience when I am successful at doing difficult tasks.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because this type of work provides me with security.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. I don’t know, too much is expected of me.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 

  1. Because this job is a part of my life.

1                 2                 3                 4                 5                6              7

 Your Notes: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 

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An Organic Carrot!

Get in tune with your test results! Based on this scale, and the conversations that follow, you’ll be happy knowing your personal motivators, and what to do with them on the job!

Discussing your career with an interested party like me will highlight and improve job performance. 

I do not know the origins or where I found this scale After uncovering an old paper copy of it while cleaning my office, I’d appreciate knowing its source. Sources of information or a brief overview of any particular topic always draws my attention quickly!

My goal is to get you excited about working with me on a case. I also want you to read my blog posts!  

To You My Love,

As a parting gift, I’m offering this article titled Why Loving Your Work Matters.

It’s an energizing read! Happy Valentine’s Day! From: Amy

Contact me at 515-778-0634 or vocresources@gmail.com

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My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.

 

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