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Make Your Vocation Your Vacation

Alexandria Joy - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Regardless of the level you are at in at your workplace or business I bet you find yourself sometimes becoming easily consumed by work and overwhelmed?

Joel Peterson wrote that many people, "despite being at a pinnacle of career or financial success, have expressed profound loneliness and despair."

Why? Because for many of us we often respond to success by working even more, hiding ourselves away from our support network, stopping our health and fitness regimes and burning the candle at both ends as well as the middle.

So what do you do when, this is you?

A simple way to #StartwithU is to begin by as Mark Twain suggested and make your vocation your vacationOn today’s episode of UQTV, learn how to learn to love your work. Here’s 3 simple tips to get you started

In this video you'll hear more about how you can:

2:46 - Tip #1 Stop more

3.46 - Tip #2: Play more

4.29 - TIP #3: Serve more

Tweet this: I am the master of my fate. I can make my vocation my vacation via @UQPower 

You always have the power to lead yourself to your highest creative potential. Ultimately, it’s not your circumstances, friends, age, background, education or any other factor that determines your ultimate destiny and how much you enjoy what you do. The choice is yours. 

Now, I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever had a job you hated, or worked in a challenging work environment and were able to turn it around? What did you do to #startwithU? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

P.S. If you want more on this topic, you might enjoy http://www.uqpower.com.au/_blog/uqtv/post/could-reverse-psychology-be-the-key-to-your-success/ 

Thank you, as always, for reading, watching, and adding your perspective to the conversation!

Until next time, love your work!

Heidi Alexandra

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Jessica commented on 22-Mar-2015 03:48 AM
I had a job I loved with a boss I didn't. There was no way to turn it around, so I left and started my own business. I'm very happy with how it turned out!
Tandy commented on 22-Mar-2015 01:28 PM
Hi Heidi, I felt so fortunate to absolutely LOVE my career and enjoy going to work everyday for 21+ years. I have worked for bosses that I didn't care for and during these times I stayed focused on my department, our mission and vision and goals and the people I worked with every day. I think when our values and goals aren't in alignment with our bosses is when trouble brews and people start getting disengaged... quitting without leaving the building. This is a very dangerous place to be for a company. Stay true to your values and ethics; even if it means leaving a job or career you love. The repercussions simply aren't worth it.
Trudy Scott commented on 22-Mar-2015 03:14 PM
I absolutely love this: make your vocation your vacation

When I was in corporate America I really enjoyed my job but didn't LOVE it. Now that I have my own business I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single day and it really does feel like a kind of vacation. I say kind of because I am in favor of real vacations, in nature, 2-3 weeks long, no computers, no phones!

I'd love more info on Joel Peterson and where you found this quote about how many people, "despite being at a pinnacle of career or financial success, have expressed profound loneliness and despair"


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