Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!!
Â Â I started reading a new book called, “God is Always Hiring”Â 50 Lessons for finding fulfilling work.Â It was written by Regina Brett and it basically outlines her life experiences and how each one of them has given her a skill or insight that has prepared her for the job she has now.Â I’m only as far as lesson 8 and it has really given me some great insights and the chapters/lessons aren’t that long so it would be an easy read at lunch or before bed.Â Of course I like to read with a note pad beside me so I can write little tidbits, but I wanted to share them with you in case you too might benefit from Ms. Brett’s insights.Â
These are the things that stood out to me. She refers back to some scriptures in Matthew 25, and the basic lesson learned is that when you have been faithful with what you have been given, you get an abundance and if you don’t use your talents/gifts you won’t get anything.Â 2) I really like this, Your calling is written on your heart.Â I think we know what we like to do as opposed to what we don’t like to do and when you do something you like it brings you great joy, which could be because that’s what’s written on your heart.Â 3) saying Yes without action isn’t truly a yes.Â This is so prophetic, how many times have you said yes or okay to something to get someone off your back, with no intention of really doing it?Â I have done it.Â 4) Every morning before work/school/events of the day, decide who you want to be and go be it.Â Its up to you, nobody else.Â No one except you is in charge of building your resume or giving you challenging work or making your 9 to 5 day meaningful.Â Every job can be as magical as you make it.Â Your worst job can be someone else’s best job.Â I think this is definitely true, I know I have taken on jobs that the previous person made look so hard, so complicated and so busy, but when I took over, I didn’t see it that way, I took one task at a time and did fine.Â Or I made it my own by adding parts of myself to it, using sticky notes with quotes or pens with a purpose as I call them, pens with things attached to the top, crowns, diamonds, bananas etc.Â Â I also like this part, where she writes, sometimes the magicÂ isn’t the paycheck or perks, but in the mark you leave behind.Â This is definitely true, I’ve had bosses who left such a presence behind in organizations that you longed to have them back, but you could go on because they left some of the best pieces of their selves behind which kept everything running great.Â Also, you can tell you left behind a legacy so to speak because people who often leave, comment on how they never realized how great the office was until they left it!
Please have a safe and happy holiday!
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