What do you love about your job?
Today is Valentine’s Day, 2017. I can smell the sweet hints of chocolate, the bold aromas of coffee and red wine and somehow, they are all intertwined with love. Coffee is brewing, glasses are clinging and red, the color of the day can be seen everywhere. I smell my favorite foods cooking and a butter cake is baking and soon it will be topped with caramel frosting.
Sorry for the interruption, but a mysterious person is knocking on my front door. He is holding a red envelope and requesting my signature on his phone in turn for the envelope. Did I say the envelope was red? Bright red. The front of the envelope is marked “To the owner of The Virtual Office of Debbie Leveski, LLC.” The back of the envelope is marked “Valentine’s Day, 2017 to be continued…” Hmm, I wonder what this is all about.
Anyway, let’s get back to Valentine’s Day, 2017. What do you love about your job?
If you are a business owner with the title of Virtual Assistant, President, Photographer, or whatever and you have a virtual office and work out of your home you should love everything about your job. Right?
If you don’t love everything about your job, let’s try to change that. Remember, this is your business and it is up to you to make it one you love!
Whether it is pen and paper, sticky notes or OneNote – find an application – make four columns and jot down the following headings and appropriate responses to those headings. NOTE: For the purpose of this exercise things and tasks are one and the same.
- 5 things you love about your job (Example: I love creating databases. I love the ability to pick my own topics to write about. I love having a home-based virtual office.)
- 5 things you don’t love about your job (Example: I don’t like doing reports and working in Excel spreadsheets. I don’t like event planning. I don’t like doing research.)
- Why? – Next to the 5 things you don’t love about your job, jot down your answer to the question “Why?”
- Delegate the task – answer yes if you can delegate the task to someone else.
Now, it is time to review your responses and determine if you can make some changes in your business, to make it one you love and to make you more productive to allow you to do what you do best!
If you have any questions, please post them to this blog, or send me an email.
I’ve got to go. It is time to open the red envelope! Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
– That’s all she wrote!