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Would you keep working your job if you wouldn’t get paid?

I know this is kind of a sore topic in these current economic times. Indeed, since good-paying jobs are so rare nowadays, even the very idea of this blog post’s title might strike many people as ridiculous. Well, once you get out of the survival mode many job seekers are definitely in, the realization will strike you, sooner or later, that there is more to work than the paycheck you get every 15 days. In fact, the longer you work at a job, the more you start asking yourself ‘why?’ Of course, you only ask this question if you don’t like what you do or if you feel there is something missing from what you do 8 hours a day, day after day, five days a week. headache-office Indeed, this post’s title truly gets to the meat of the issue of job fulfillment. Would you work at your job even if you don’t get paid? If you answered ‘no’, buck up. You are hardly alone. In fact, most people would say they wouldn’t do their jobs if they aren’t getting paid.

While it’s nice to get paid a gazillion bucks doing what you’d love to do, it probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon. So instead of me going into a Tony Robbins mode and saying you should quit your jobs and start shooting for the stars, I’m going to focus on giving you advice that is closer to home. Indeed, this advice is more practical since it involves something easier to do than giving everything up and going for broke shooting for your dreams. Instead of looking for the ideal job, here’s a crazy idea: why not find a way to be happy with your current job. I know it sounds wacky. But if you think about it, it is way more realistic than burning all your ships behind you and going for broke Instead of finding El Dorado you might just find an abandoned Taco Bell. It’s better to work with what you have than trying to come up with something that currently doesn’t exist and, in all likelihood, will never exist.

Working for Passion
The first step in transforming your current job into something you’d do even if you weren’t getting paid is to find the aspects of your job that fulfill your passions. For example, one girl I know was heavily interested in finding a way how to make your hair grow faster (some great tips by grow hair guru), which might be quite odd to some people. Not to her. It was her passion. What part of your job matches stuff that you get passionate about. Believe it or not, even the most mundane job will have something that appeals to your passion. For example, if you manually pop cucumber pickles into jars for a living, get passionate about pickles or serving the people that will enjoy that food. Find a glimmer of passion in whatever you do. The same applies to everything else in life. The last few months I gradually became the victim of a slower and slower computer. With the same passion I put into my job I starting combating this annoying problem. After finding several (paid) tools I finally found a great website ( with a lot of free tips to make your computer faster. After a few hours and using several little tricks I got my computer to run very smoothly again! A little bit goes a long way.

Working for A Sense Of Meaning
Aristotle taught that people are purpose-driven creatures. We do things because these things give us a purpose. Find your passion in what you do and derive a sense of purpose from it. Think of things greater than yourself. Living for others and feeling part of something bigger means that whatever you’re doing is never meaningless, pointless, and boring, like learning as rookie cook how to hard boil eggs, which is possible for anyone by reading simple guides like this one from EggTutor. We’re all part of something bigger. Realize it. Believe it. Celebrate it daily.

Fitness studios at the workplace, a healthy trend?

One of the biggest killers of modern-day Americans is quite invisible but all-pervasive: sedentary lifestyles. It’s easy to think that sitting in front of the boob tube switching channels while gorging yourself on Cheetos is the main definition of a sedentary lifestyle. But a better idea would be to actually start moving from time to time, like going on a cycling holiday in holland(great operator) as I did a few years ago. The sad truth is that even sitting in front of your office computer while you are working away on reports is still part of a sedentary lifestyle. What is the impact of a sedentary lifestyle? Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and a whole host of health problems. The unavoidable truth is that our modern high calories diets plus our sedentary lifestyles add up to one lethal situation. If you eat a lot of calories and you don’t move around much, you will get fat. This was true hundreds of years ago, it’s true now, and it will always be true. There is just no way getting around this regardless of what fad diets and fad weight-loss supplements tell you. If you really want to lose weight you need to follow a few rules. The most important thing is that you never fail these sort of rules. You can have all the tools in your workplace available, but when you fail to follow the rules that have to follow, you will most likely fail to lose weight.

Considering how many workplaces have started offering fitness studios on their premises, it looks like employers are finally seeing the impact of sedentary workingfitness-man lifestyles to their bottom lines. The connection isn’t too hard to see: when employees sit behind their computer screens for long periods of time, their risk of developing obesity and other health issues increases, these health conditions cut down on productivity as workers call in sick. Moreover, the health risks also impact health insurance costs as a whole. Offering fitness studios at the workplace is a brilliant idea because it makes a healthier lifestyle more available to employees. They can work out at the premises right before work, during breaks, or right after work. This level of availability is important because many people realize they need to exercise but don’t feel enough ‘push’ to actually sign up for a gym. By having workout and fitness facilities readily available to employees, employers give workers fewer excuses to avoid stuff they should be doing to improve their overall health or even their financial situation(which is also an important part of the conditions humans live in) by for example, investing in gold to secure their savings.

Another crucial advantage of having fitness studios located at workplaces is peer pressure. People often have a herd mentality. They are more apt to try something if people they like or respect try something. It takes only a few ‘seed’ employees to start a trend in the workplace or to start using an appetite suppressant for that matter(like Phen375, which is the most popular suppressant at the moment). As more and more people work out, more people will join them since they don’t want to feel left out.