Let's face it: job search can be challenging, and staying motivated during a FRUSTRATING job search can seem impossible sometimes. However, it's critical that you stay positive. Otherwise, you risk falling into a downward spiral, which will only make things worse. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) So, how can you get past your job search struggles? Here are some tips for staying motivated during a frustrating job search:
Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to read something inspirational or educational for 30 minutes. We all want to make time to read these days, but for most of us, it just doesn’t seem to happen. Something always comes up that’s more important or you’re just too tired to pick up a book. In a world where we’re all glued to our phones, computers, and TVs, reading good ol’ fashion books almost seems archaic. However, it’s not a bad idea to give your eyes a break from electronics. Plus, reading something inspirational or educational for only 30 minutes can spark an idea, reignite a passion, or simply teach you something new. This is an especially good idea if you’re feeling like you’re falling behind at work, losing interest in your job, or just need a little inspiration for a project. Take a few minutes to read your favorite magazine and get ideas. Or, you can finally start that book you’ve been meaning to read that’s just collecting dust on your nightstand. Today, challenge yourself to take 30 minutes to read something inspirational or educational, whether it’s a book, magazine, article, or something else. What are your favorite books, magazines, or articles to read? What about them makes them special to you?
Habits. The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people challenge themselves to make simple habit changes (and actually follow through). (Having trouble following through on your goals? Watch this free 20-minute webinar for quick habit hacks for 2017.) At the beginning of every year, all of us think, “This is going to be MY year. I’m going to set goals for myself and get what I want -- finally.” But how many of us ACTUALLY follow through with those goals? If you have some career goals for 2017, you need to make some habit changes in order to actually get stuff done.
Motivating your team can be a challenge, especially during the summer when no one wants to be stuck in the office and everyone is daydreaming about the beach. When you employees aren't "in it to win it," your brand will suffer. That's why it's important to make motivating your team a priority. Related: 5 Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Motivated And Rewarded Here are five things we do here at Work It Daily to motivate our team: