As said in the first edition of this article, not all days at work are rosy. There are times you just feel like quitting a job, business or a project because you are probably not getting the desired result or you are feeling cheated. This feeling is not peculiar to you alone as most successful business moguls have also been in this boat.
However, it is pertinent that you should have joy and satisfaction in the jobs you do as that would keep you going when the road turns dark and blurred. Don’t forget that most of the time you spend on a daily basis are usually spent at work, if you don’t strive for the joy and satisfaction you need, where else can you get that?
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Our team of content creators in the Niger Delta Connect shared how they derive motivation, joy and satisfaction in their jobs. You wouldn’t want to miss what they said!
Perekeme Fiemotongha said he listens to a particular song titled “champion” and that’s what keeps him motivated every morning, even as he prepares for work, he already has the mind-set of a champion.
For him, the people he works with give him a high dose of joy and satisfaction. “The table gives me joy at work. The table are the people I work with. There is a bond that we share working together in an encircled manner”, he said.
Mariam Iwowari on her part said she gets motivated at work because she is wired to do something meaningful and working gives her that opportunity. When asked what gives her joy and satisfaction with regards to her job, she also said “The table” meaning the people she works with.
Chisom and Onyinye, who are also in the same department with Perekeme and Iwowari confirmed that the team spirit amongst them propels them to work more and that they derive their joy and satisfaction working together as team members.
It is noted here that the people and the environment you work with have a way of affecting you positively or negatively. If you want to have an environment of love start loving. You should also start being a team member if you are looking for an environment with a strong, reliable team. In these lie your job satisfaction and happiness. Rather than looking for a way to give up on that job or project, look for a way to offer yourself the required dose of joy you deserve in your job.
Steve Errey, a life coach recommended the following tips on how to feel more joy and satisfaction in your job.
1. Don’t be an island
According to Errey, when you’re hating on your job, there’s a tendency to withdraw from the people you work with. You don’t chat with them because you don’t even want to be there. You don’t ask about them because you don’t care. And you don’t laugh with them because you just want to get your work done and get home. When you isolate yourself from others you tend to cause some psychological havoc to yourself. People thrive more when they are part of a community.
2. Accept responsibility
Accept responsibilities when the opportunity presents itself. If you are not responsible to something at work , you’ll feel left out. Be eager to lead, it is not pride, it is worthy. “Whether you played a small role in a big project or were leading a complex programme of work, you have an impact. Maybe you offered a dependable, ever-present skill that helped things along. Maybe you had an idea for a better way of doing things. Or maybe you listened to people and made the best choices you could. Whatever your contribution, own it.”
3. Don’t play games
Rather than playing office politics and trying to earn everybody’s likeness, be yourself and concentrate on building yourself to be better.
4. Follow the energy
You can feel more joy when you make joy a priority. Get engaged with activities at your work place. You can ask your colleagues to get you involved in any project they are handling. Make the move to get the joy you need.
“It’s so hard to feel any kind of joy, pleasure, or even satisfaction when you’re run down, uninspired, and unmotivated. So sometimes, you gotta go where the joy is”.