Thank you, Beano. If not for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
My first job out of college was working for a PR firm in downtown Dallas — a big, fancy place with underground parking, a key card, and a cubicle all my own. I worked for five clients and one of them was GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Beano.
On a regular basis I cold-called media and pitched them the anti-gas medicine. And I regularly got shut down. Imagine that — journalists for Men’s Health,Shape, and Muscle and Fitness didn’t want to stake their journalistic reputation on a groundbreaking story about how a little pill can prevent gas after eating a steaming heap of broccoli.
But, if not for that experience I never would have learned a few things:
Sometimes it takes a crazy experience to shake you out of the mediocre job slumber you’ve fallen into. Thank goodness for those experiences.
But actually, what’s scarier is a job that is bad but tolerable. Many of the people I coach are in this place. They know their job is lame but they are comfortable and don’t see how it could get any better. “This is just the way work is,” they say. “That’s why it’s called work.”
In actuality, there is another way. Loving what you do and getting paid aren’t mutually exclusive propositions. The trouble is, you might not realize you are in a bad job. And, even if you do realize it, you may not know how to escape. Let me add my book to the myriad tomes on career.
Reset: How to Get Paid and Love What You Do was written for anyone who doesn’t get paid…and love what they do. It launches next Wednesday, March 25th on Amazon and is available now for pre-order on Kindle. Just use the link below:
The book is priced dirt cheap to provide as much opportunity as possible for people to figure this career thing out.
So, if your current gig isn’t good or bad but just average, and if you’re looking for a boost in energy and job satisfaction, trust me — there is a better way. Give it a read and let me know what you think!
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