The feeling hits you sometime Sunday afternoon.
It’s a familiar feeling, one that you’ve experienced on a weekly basis for far too long.
You force yourself through the mental gymnastics of ignoring the feeling, unwilling to face the knowledge behind it. Because if you do, the reality of tomorrow will arrive too soon. So you go about your day with the nagging swell of reality that the day that follows Sunday… is Monday.
That’s when it happens. To nobody in particular, that old familiar feeling finds words and falls out of:
“I don’t wanna go to work tomorrow.”
The following morning, you begin your climb up the emotional ladder of the work week, freewheeling out of the office at 4:30 on Friday to go do the things you really want to do outside of the 40 hours of drudgery. Then Sunday comes, rinse and repeat.
Raise your hand if you can identify with this scenario.
Unfortunately, far too many people have fallen into the trap of thinking work is and must be the thing we do between the real enjoyment of being alive. Day after day, week after week, and year after year we consign ourselves to an existence that doesn’t resemble the dreams we had before starting down this trail. At one time, we wanted to make a difference somehow, perhaps build something, or work within an industry that’s aligned with our passions. Somewhere, things went wrong, and we have no idea how to fix it.
If you’re reading this and nodding your head, that’s the bad news. The good news is that there’s a group of people that do know how to fix this issue.
They’re called Career Coaches.
Career Coaches do many things. Depending on the coach, they may offer services that cover the gamut from teaching interview techniques to job search techniques. Perhaps even a resume writing service. Most importantly, they offer the opportunity to help you identify your way to seven days of fulfillment each week.
Maybe you’re one of the poor souls that never could quite figure out what you wanted to do for a career. That’s okay, many people fall into that category. In a culture that has spent far too much time focusing on the bottom line and not enough time on how to get there, this is what happens. We’ve arrived at a place where real, practical conversations about how to achieve dreams don’t take place nearly enough.
There’s no shortage of inspirational quotes or institutions offering education and training. There’s certainly a place for these things and they can be important to the process. However, the foundation of self-awareness necessary to apply “you can be anything you want to” and that shiny certification must be present first.
Monday will come again. What are you prepared to do to make it as enjoyable as Saturday? Perhaps its time to reach out to a Career Coach.
Give us a call today to discuss your options: 904 – 525 – 0601, shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com or fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you!