Here’s the blog on the A in TASKS.
Let’s kick it off with important questions.
- What are your attitudes about work?
- ABout life?
- About learning?
- About yourself, your capabilities, and your opportunities to contribute?
- Are there more productive attitudes and paradigms I could embrace that would help me create better results?
Huge questions for everyone to ask themselves. See, the majority of us have a poor attitude about work. Let me give you an example. At the beginning of 2018, I was shoulder-shrugging my old job off. I would go into my classes and not put ANYTHING into my lessons because one, I knew I was gone. Two, my students weren’t putting any effort into what I was trying to teach them, so why would I even try?
Poor attitude, right? Sure….I was aware of it, but I was a month away from resigning and finally, that was the end.
However, I get paid about 15% less at the job I’m at right now. Do I have that same attitude? Nope. Why? Because I love what I do. I have clients around Bangkok that pay far more, so why would I still work at a place that’s unworthy of me, my purposes in life, and my goals? Because I love my students.
It’s not about the money….everything is about perception.
Are you ambitious about learning? I constantly buy new English learning books everyday to help better not only my teachings, but my students who receive the information.
I’m proactive about contributing, thus why I have a podcast that I’ve been paid only once in the past 3 years (and it just came a week ago). I’m giving out this information essentially for free, but also paying to give it out. See, it’s all about perspective.
Let’s look at some changes to our language.
It’s all about reactive versus proactive, right?
I have to go to work or I’m genuinely excited to go to work.
I work like crazy and live for the weekends.
I have a balanced life in which work, recreation, and rich relationships are all important parts.