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Dear Friend,

Stress is inevitable. Trust me, the only place where there is absolutely no stress is not the place you want to be!

Instead what we want to look for is how we can manage stress effectively and turn it into a positive motivator or engine to move us forward to the life we want to live.

Discover the joy in what you do and find a purpose to the work you do.

The best and most effective way to turn workplace stress to your advantage is to discover the joy in what you do and find a purpose to the work you do. Too many people are lost in their day-to-day routine and tasks that they can’t seem to distinguish the trees from the forest. When the mountain of work they have in front of them seem to only get bigger no matter how much time they seem to be putting in to get it done.

Not enough people take the time to reflect on what is the BIG picture in tems of their career or business. Our career or business is a big part of our life as most of us spend at least one third of our time working on it from the time we embark on a career until we retire, which for some, may be our death bed! Thus, many of us are “defined” by our career and what we do, so it’s really important that we have clarity on where we are at now, and where we want to go eventually.

Once you have clarity on your purpose, then you have to take some time to reflect on which tasks or part of your job you like and which parts you dislike. Strive to be truly brilliant at areas you enjoy and are good at; and wherever possible, delegate areas you are not good at. If you can’t do that, then just understand and acknowledge your weakness as well as the fact that it’s part and parcel of the job. If you find that what you don’t like far outweighs what you enjoy, then perhaps it’s time to think of doing something else!

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it. Put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” - John D. Rockefeller II


In closing this week, I'd like to offer an exercise to complete in the week ahead:

  • Keep a daily journal detailing what tasks you do everyday at work and beside the task, rate it in terms of how much you enjoy doing it, from 1 being Not Enjoyable to 10 being Great Fun.

  • At the end of the week, reflect on the tasks and for those with low scores, decide if you could delegate, reinvent or simply think of getting another career!

    For a detailed assessment that you can use to assess your career, please email us at coach@health-coach-international.com or sms us at +65-8228 8938 and ask for a FREE Assessment - Career.

    I'll see you next week!

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