Today has been dubbed #MassiveMonday, the busiest day of the year for people to visit job boards and start hunting for a new job.
What does that tell you about the state of our nation if so many people are unhappy in their jobs and desperate to find something new?
Will a visit to a job board really provide the relief millions are looking for or is it, like the flood defences, just another band aid to disguise a deeper pain?
Isn’t the start of a new year the perfect time for us to acknowledge that our jobs and the businesses we are working in are damaging our wellbeing and the health of our planet?
Today is the day we can all make a conscious choice to move away from the damaging working practices of business as usual.
Because there is an alternative.
Millions of people across the world go into work every day with the sole purpose of using their skills to produce products and services which create a healthier and more sustainable world for us all. You won’t find these jobs on traditional job sites as job boards tend to be full of companies who practice business as usual, however, dig a bit deeper and you’ll find a whole host of different types of businesses which put people before profit.
Type in the words; Social Enterprises, BCorp Businesses, Community Businesses, Community Interest Companies into your favourite search engine and discover these for yourself.
Three years ago I started exploring and what I discovered transformed the way I see the world and my place in it. Once you’ve experienced the freedom and wellbeing which comes from working for the good of society and using your skills to create rather than destroy, you never want to go back to business as usual.
So what is that one question you need to ask yourself before you start looking for that new job?
“What kind of world am I fuelling through my work?”
Chances are you’ve never thought of your work in this way, after all, it’s not the kind of question you often ask yourself. But think about it. As you step into the office and begin your day, just what are your conscious and unconscious actions doing for the world at large? Are you happy with that?
While the answer may at first shock you, if you take the time to quietly reflect and then explore the alternatives, you have the potential to open up all sorts of possibilities for greater freedom and personal wellbeing.
One question, one reflection, one conscious choice.
It’s time to let go or be dragged.
Debbie is passionate about helping us all to live in harmony with our environment whilst also ensuring that everyone has the individual freedom and support to fulfil their potential and lead sustainable and happy lives. She works as a compassionate job coach and has just published her first book entitled “Let Go Or Be Dragged – A Book of Conscious Choices, available via www.compassionatejobcoach.com, on Kobo, Nook and Kindle.
She also produces and presents her own internet radio show entitled “It’s All Good Radio Show” which showcases individuals, companies and organisations who are challenging the norm and changing the way we live and work for the better.