“Hey! What’s up? How is life? How is work?”
“Hi! Fine. All good.”
If you too find yourself saying “Fine” & “All Good” more often than not, then maybe you need to read what we’re about to say. Do you relate to slow, usual, boring and other such words which basically hint towards life having become a bit of a drag? Have you ever wondered if you’re in the right job? Well, it's a proven fact that if you do what you love for a living, it doesn't feel like work at all. And all these people who are in love with their jobs, are actually just following their passion. If you still need to be sure, here is a little something that will get you thinking. Read on...
1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Based on the life of Japanese Sushi master Jiro Ono, this documentary talks about how one needs to love what they are doing, should always strive to do better and even in the difficult of times, never give up or complain. This movie is the perfect representation of one man's quest to strive for perfection, not for fame, but, for his own happiness.
2. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau.
One of the few books in which the author talks more about doing things, than his own accomplishments. It comprises of success stories of famous people and is like a “how-to” bible which shows that anyone can start a business in just $100.
3. Into The Wild
If you've ever wanted to escape the humdrum of everyday life, Into The Wild will come as a siren's call to you. The bittersweet climax notwithstanding, Christopher McCandless' strength to leave a potentially successful career behind in search of a simpler life makes it not only an interesting watch but a moving adventure with every minute.
4. Schindler's List
Schindler's List is one of the movies that will go down in the course of history as a true gem. In a world upended with the Second World War and Hitler's racist agenda, Oskar Schindler not only provided employment to thousands of Jews in his factory but also risked his own life to protect them. Rest assured, the movie will leave you with a new understanding of life and how to make it worthwhile.
5. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
All those who have ever struggled between this or that, to do or not to do need to have a go at this piece. The premise is simple: they say that you should consider all your options before choosing one. Sometimes, though, snap judgments are better and more beneficial than decisions taken after careful planning. In fact, too much information can actually obstruct your thinking. Intrigued? Discuss at length, please.
6. Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki
This book is like a Bible for people who want to be entrepreneurs, salesmen or anyone related to marketing. It covers everything you would want to know about business. It has got interviews, discussions, experiences, advice and everything in a very spot-on and direct fashion.
7. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
This is one of the few books that still hold relevance even though it was published in 1943. It is a book that reinforces individualism and portrays how an ideal man should be, without preaching anything. The protagonist Howard Roark is a young architect who refuses to compromise his artistic and personal vision for success and recognition. He believes in his design and acumen and does not follow the herd.
This book will make you believe how individualism wins over collectivism.
8. Fight Club
This one has to be on the list. It teaches you that money is not everything, your job does not define you, you are not a fragile weakling, and a many other life changing lessons. It is about freeing yourself and being open to receiving pain and risking life.
9. The Pursuit of Happyness
It is an inspiring story of a father who wants to provide a good future for his son. In spite of being in a huge financial crisis, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) never gives up. The father and son are faced with difficulties every day but they find happiness even in those struggling times that leaves the viewer in tears.
10. Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson
This is the autobiography of Richard Branson which shows how he took huge risks to be what he is today. It is about how he started all his businesses, how most of the early ones failed, what he did to get back in the business, how he used just his sheer acumen to get most of the things done and how he built his huge empire.
So what's stopping you? If you feel you are stuck in the wrong job and not loving it, then you need to stop doing that right away! If you have the will to do what you love and want to do that, then Monster is the best place to start. Monster, through their #LoveWhatYouDo campaign, wants you to follow your passion and never be stuck in the wrong job, again. ‘Find a job you’ll love here’