Does work have to feel like work?
Last week was officially my first week as a full time entrepreneur.
I'm CEO of my entire life. It's awesome.
But let me let you in on a little secret: it's still work.
There are problems I don't yet know how to solve. Some parts are less fun than others. There's always room for improvement.
Work will always be work.
The question to focus on is rather, do you like the process of doing the work? Are you motivated by improving? Are you committed to the impact you're making?
No matter where you are or what you're doing in your career, you always have a choice:
Focus on what's hard, what you don't like, and what you don't know.
Focus on what's interesting, what you do like, and what you do know.
The former will make you miserable.
The latter will propel you forward.
When you're designing your career don't expect one day work won't feel like work.
Instead, look for a role where you can be uniquely valuable. Where you can use your favorite strengths.
Look for an industry where you can solve problems that interest your brain.
Find an environment that respects and upholds your values and lifestyle priorities.
And manage your mindset so you're focused on growth and possibility.
This is about taking the reins of your career and shaping it to fit you.
THIS is how you create a career and life you love.