It’s September, which means colder temperatures, warmer drinks and the leaves are going to be changing color. It’s also the time when kids go back to school and everyone at the office is done with their summer vacation.
Many of us will probably have to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas for our next vacation days. Looking at the long months ahead can mean feeling blue about the status of your career or how much enjoyment you get from your job.
In August, we were all treated to the wholesome tale of Cassie Semyon, also known as the “blue dress girl” seen sprinting out of the Paul Manafort trial to deliver the verdict to her newsroom.
The NBC News intern’s eagerness caused her to become a viral internet sensation. As I watched the video my first thought was, “Wow! Remember when you cared that much about your job?!”
It’s not that long ago that I was a fresh-faced enthusiastic intern, excited by the world of news producing. Reigniting that passion I once felt was one of the reasons I quit my job to start my own business and help experts get better at being interviewed whether is on camera or in print.
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If you’re feeling a bit down about your job you too can reignite your passion for it! It’s simple.
Look at your job through the eyes of your intern
It’s one of my most classic pieces of advice. I always encourage people to think about how excited they were on the first day of their job.
One of my favorite things to do during my time at Fox News Channel was to show my interns around for the first time. They are always in awe of all the equipment in the control room, the buzz in the newsroom and the energy in the studio.
It’s easy to forget these things when you’re walking in there every day. Make sure you don’t take your awesome space and career for granted. Take a moment to be more like Cassie Semyon and get excited about it. (Although if space in your workplace is limited I wouldn’t recommend running around!)
Maybe it’s time for a change
If you’re still struggling to find any enthusiasm for your workplace, it might be time to start looking elsewhere. Dust off your resume and start checking in with your contacts for any good openings.
Or maybe, like me, you could think about making the step into entrepreneurship!. Becoming my own boss has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced, but also one of the most rewarding.
What are you doing this fall to re-energize or rejuvenate yourself?
You’ve probably heard of the term FOMO or “fear of missing out” – possibly in the context of someone making fun of millenials who say things like “I can’t believe I’m not going to Coachella this year I have so much FOMO”.
But it’s not just millennials who have this problem!
I used to get FOMO and it drove me a little crazy.
I couldn’t say no to any networking event or opportunity without feeling that if I didn’t go I would not only miss out, but be negatively affecting my business or the launch of my book.
We have this weirdly held belief among entrepreneurs that just around the corner is our big break or big meeting that can turn everything around. We just have to go to enough events or connect with the right people to find it.
It’s technically true but it can drive you insane. Or in my case make your appendix burst.
It’s time we started to admit the truth. Read more
We are all writers in some form.
Writing is such a brilliant creative outlet – whether you’re a journalist, blog writer, advertiser or just writing sassy emails to your office co-workers – writing is a core part of our lives.
People like to talk about writing as though its this magical process filled with moments of genius and innovation – which it can be.
But most of our time spent writing is spent sitting in front of a laptop, thinking about what to write.
So when you do decide to finally write a novel you’ve always dreamed off, or start up your own blog you tend to hit a roadblock.
Am I right?
Writing certainly isn’t as glamorous as it seems.
I’ve written before about how to break free from writers block, but today I want to share with you a powerful tool that can help expand your creativity and stop writer’s block before it even hits.
It’s called Speare and it’s designed to help you write in small bits to help pull together an entire project more quickly.
Rather than list all the benefits here I thought I would ask the app, Kent Sisco, to chat with me about them on my YouTube Channel.
In the video Kent and I chat all things writing and how in many ways, it all comes back to classic productivity methods.
Kent is actually a reader of this blog and read my book Listful Thinking too!
We met because he signed up for my online course Lights Camera Expert, which is designed to help experts, authors and entrepreneurs get and keep media attention.
He did the work and showed up to our live group calls and that’s how I got to know about the amazing productivity tool he created.
Plus he got himself some great media attention too! Being productive can come in handy for so many tasks 🙂
Writers from all backgrounds use Speare.
It’s not just for books or blogs but it’s even used by pastors!
Speare is designed for anyone with a passion for the written word – it’s name comes from Shakespeare after all!