Your Career Podcast with Jane Jackson

Is It OK Not to LOVE Your Job?

July 22, 2023 Jane Jackson : Career Management Coach | LinkedIn | Branding | Job Search | Resume | Job Interviews | Career Coach Episode 247
Your Career Podcast with Jane Jackson
Is It OK Not to LOVE Your Job?
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Show Notes

If you DON’T love your job. Is that a bad thing?

It may be controversial, but perhaps it is OK not to love your job!

There is so much focus on following your passion and purpose that I believe that many of us have forgotten that people work to earn money in order to pay their bills.

Of course it’s important to enjoy what you do, but if you don’t feel PASSION for your work that does not make you less worthy as an employee than someone who displays great passion for their job function, or industry, or company.

Everyone has a motivator and at different times in your life you may find that what motivates you changes.

This episode of YOUR CAREER Podcast is the result of an interesting article I read in the Weekend Australian entitled “Why Passionate Staff May Be Bad for the Office Culture” and, wanting to read more, I clicked through the links and voilà, I found this excellent article by Winnie Jiang, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, that inspired today’s newsletter:

Your Most Passionate Employees May Not Be Your Top Performers‘.

In this episode I discuss what was written and provide some insights into what I know will be helpful to you in your career. 

I mention my Career Clarity Pack and assessments in this episode - if you want to assess your motivators in your role, find the Career Clarity Pack here.

Please feel free to comment, disagree, add to what I discuss in this episode as I love a robust discussion.

This podcast is to prompt you to think about your own career and also for me to learn from you, the reader, so I'd love to know your thoughts on this topic.

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