Choose to have a dream job. Write your dream job description now
24 Tuesday Nov 2009
Frustrated at work?
There are certainly times in life when we need to knock the dust off our feet and not look back. But you have invested a lot in this job and you shouldn’t put it aside unless your next job is really worth another learning curve.
You shouldn’t live with frustration either. You aren’t nice to live with when you are frustrated!
Write your dream job description
Today, I played with a simple technique – I wrote my dream job description – in as much detail as I would if I were writing one professionally for a client.
The idea is that we cannot make a dream come true unless we imagine it. We still have to make it come true but first we must imagine the goal in technicolor detail.
Write your dream job description ~ don’t just daydream
And we must write down our dream. Rarely do we write down our dreams, our draw them if we prefer.
We have to write down your dream to experience three things.
- We aren’t clear on so many details.
- We see we are hung up on details that aren’t terribly important.
- Once we’ve done some work, we feel as if we are looking at a flower coming into bloom.
A bit of thinking often resolves the details. We can abandon fixating about details that are just frills. And we have a surge of relief at energize seeing our dream in front of our eyes.
Get moving on those baby steps!
Date your job description, store it away carefully, and get on with the next step!
Put aside everything that is does not take you towards the life you want! Remember the dreams create the energy we need to act. Then act we must. Dreams are nothing until we take our first unsteady steps.
Review in a month ~ you’ll surprise yourself
Get Google Calendars to send you an email reminding you to reread it in 1 month. You will be surprised at how far you have come!
Ah! I forgot. A structure for you. Write your job description in five parts.
Situation [your boss' concerns or it you running your own company ~ the company]
Mission [your overall goal that encompass the work of all your reports and contributes to your boss' goal]
Execution [the goal for each of your direct reports]
Administration [the resources you and your reports will need to complete this mission]
Communication [the meetings you will have to assess your progress]