When You Aren’t Happy You Need to Make a Change

Feb 13, 2024 | Podcast

World at Work episode 67 When You Aren't Happy You Need to Make a Change

“I don’t want to look back on my life with regret knowing that I wasn’t happy for potentially decades and did nothing about it.”

One of life’s great lessons is the importance of taking responsibility and ownership of your own happiness. In order to do that you first have to acknowledge when you’re not happy. The hardest part for most people is then taking action to make a change. When it seems like nothing around you is improving then it is time to take ownership for what you can control. After years of working with people as a recruiter, I have found there to be some necessary steps to take when you are not satisfied and ready to make a change.

Take ownership of your happiness. Recognize that if you are unhappy with something in your life, it is your responsibility to take action to fix it. It isn’t selfish to want to be happy. Lee Cockerell recently said something that resonated deeply: “If you are unhappy with anything in your life, it is your fault.” Taking ownership and responsibility for our happiness is the first step in initiating change. Don’t hesitate to acknowledge your unhappiness.

Once you figure out why you are unhappy, it’s time to determine what steps you can take to make a change towards a happier and fulfilling career. Take the time to define what wakes you happy. Identify what aspects of your career bring you joy and energy, and assess what changes can be made to prioritize those positive elements.

Taking action is the key to moving towards a fulfilling career. Develop an action plan to transition into a career that aligns with your happiness and fulfillment. Not sure where to begin with that? Reach out to Best Culture Solutions! That is what we are here for. If you want to find happiness it often requires you to embrace change. Stay open to exploring new opportunities, even if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Are you feeling stuck in your career and seeking guidance to find a path to happiness? Reach out using the information below to take the first step towards a fulfilling career. Make sure to listen to the full episode for more valuable insights and actionable tips.

Connect with Tim and his team:

Website: https://bestculturesolutions.ca/

LinkedIn: Best Culture Solutions, Inc

Instagram: @best.culture.solutions  

Email: tim@bestculturesolutions.ca

Key Moments

01:57 Balancing work, family, and finding happiness.

04:07 Take ownership of your happiness and actions.

07:31 Differentiate between “get to dos” and “have to dos” in job.

11:52 How a recruiter can help job seekers to find fulfilling careers.

15:17 Don’t ignore problems, seek smart solutions at work.


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