No Longer Love your Job? Here are 19 Ways to Re-Engage at Work

Was there a time when you loved your job, but now your days run long and flat? I am a firm believer that you should love what you do. After all, being passionate about your work will result in a long and fulfilling career. So if your lack of interest has you down, maybe a spark is all you need to remember why you loved your job in the first place. Here’s a quick rundown of ways to re-engage.

19 Ways to Re-Engage at Work

  1. Be a mentor. Act as a mentor to a younger employee new to the business. Your guidance and expertise will set them up for success.

START YOUR OWN INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE.

  1. Start an industry roundtable. Tap into your industry networking groups and invite them to join your roundtable. Suggest a monthly call or monthly video session where members share business practices including marketing ideas and employee retention.
  1. Call a team meeting. Meetings are a great platform to share business developments as well as review pending projects.
  1. Read a business book. I love How to Say Anything to Anyone by Shari Harley. It’s to the point and will make you laugh.

19 Ways to Re-Engage at Work

 

  1. Present a marketing idea. Do you have an idea to grow the business? Share it.
  1. Ask for additional work. If you can take on one more client or one more project, do it. Your efforts will be noticed.
  1. Take a client to lunch.

    A client lunch is the perfect opportunity to check in, make sure everything is going well.

  1. Become an expert. What credentials are available in your industry? Being an expert will give you more credibility in the marketplace.
  1. Attend an industry conference. Some professions require continuing education credits and you can possibly choose a location that is not near your zip code.
  1. Sharpen your computer skills. How proficient are you in Excel? Power Point? You can find free tutorials on You Tube.
  1. Plan an employee appreciation event. Bring in bagels or pizza. Or…go out for a nice lunch or happy hour.
  1. Sign your team up to volunteer. The sky is the limit when it comes to volunteering. One of my favorite organizations to volunteer is Meals on Wheels.
  1. Invite a motivational speaker over. You can likely find a new motivational speaker in your area to come speak at your organization for free to gain experience and exposure.
  1. Create a SWOT analysis. SWOT is the acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. This exercise will help you focus on what things or practices can be improved.
  1. Redo your office…even if it doesn’t have walls. Have you ever looked up “glamorous offices” on Pinterest? Enough said.
  1. Write a blog post. You can post content on your company’s website or a piece for LinkedIn. Be sure to have approved with owner or compliance team.
  1. Buy a new suit or two. When you feel like a powerhouse, you are a powerhouse!
  1. Take time off. Three days, four days or a full week of being disconnected (really disconnected) will do you some good.
  1. Evaluate work-life balance. If you are going to work when it’s dark and getting home when it’s dark again, we may need to do a pulse check. Having balance in your life will help you sustain a long and passionate career.

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2 Comments

  1. Pamela
    January 31, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Excellent ideas!

  2. RW
    January 31, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    These tips are a great way to start the new year thanks Jone’!

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