According to business consultant Lindsay Rutland-Dix, the way to separate the two is to ask a few simple questions at the first signs of office demotivation.
“It’s easy to feel run-down and fed-up after such a cold, dark and depressing winter, but you have to be careful not to let this cloud your judgment,” says Rutland-Dix.
“Before you do anything drastic, ask yourself whether jumping ship is really what you want. If you’ve simply fallen into a seasonal slump, you need to recognise that you do love what you do – and throw yourself back into it.”
Rutland-Dix, who is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, has devised ten questions designed to help people spot how happy they actually are in their current job.
These include recognising whether you tell people about what you do; noticing whether your work and home personas are actually rather similar; and looking forward to work social events.
Once a high-flying corporate executive, Rutland-Dix has retrained as a life coach and has now launched business consultancy service AimAchievers.com, having worked with global names including IBM,
Orange and Colt.
“Everyone receives personalised training through tried-and-tested techniques including NLP,” says Rutland-Dix.
“We tap into a successful mindset to understand how to achieve specific goals.
“The first step towards achieving those goals is recognising that you want to achieve them.”
Lindsay Rutland-Dix’s tips for spotting job satisfaction:
Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18