That's what Amanda would say to herself every Monday morning when she got to her job as a sales clerk at an electronics store. She was discouraged and depressed, and it carried over into her personal life.
|When you hate your job, it carries into your personal life as well. Find a career you love!|
Amanda loved new gadgets and talking to customers about news and technology. But the company she worked for and the job itself didn’t fit her personality or motivation. She went to work every day feeling anxious and left at the end of the day feeling drained.
According to a poll of 8,000 workers, more Americans hate their jobs than any other nationality -- double that of Canada, India and the Netherlands.
For Amanda, the breaking point was one especially frustrating day that left her in tears. She went home, Googled "career test," and found the MAPP career test. After taking the 15-minute test, Amanda was intrigued and excited by the possibility of actually enjoying her work.
She learned all about what motivates her to succeed at work – the key element that was missing in her electronics store job. Amanda learned that although she enjoys people, doing sales was not the right fit for her. She was a little shy and uncomfortable selling to people.
After reading her MAPP assessment, she realized what she really wanted to do was to develop technology, and a job that would enable her to use her creative and technical skills.
She then signed up for a career package and lo and behold, the computer programming career came up very high on her list of good career matches.
Excited about her newfound focus, Amanda decided to take some night courses and get a degree in Information Technology. The MAPP website even showed her which local colleges had the right program that would fit her schedule so she could stay working while learning her new career.
Now Amanda loves her job. Instead of dealing with frustrating customers all day long, she's happy as a clam at high tide, developing and writing computer programs. No more anxious days and dead tired nights. She's enjoying life to the fullest!
Because she's energized and motivated, the challenges she faces at work are exciting and not arduous. It's all so simple. Amanda simply discovered what she has an aptitude for -- her natural talents. And now she's using these talents in her job every day.
If this sounds familiar, take 15 minutes to change your life!