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?