So your boss gave you some yearly goals…
Goals are great in the workplace. They allow you to work towards something and if you meet/exceed those goals you can position yourself for promotions and pay raises. But you already know that – so let’s talk about goals you truly/personally care about…
Look, you and I both know you take those work goals seriously but they don’t mean too much to you once you ‘check out’ for the day or weekend. (Unless you’re an entrepreneur)
So, how can you make your 40+ hours at work more in-line with you as a person? Create your own work goals.
I know what you’re thinking. “Celine, I do not need more goals in my life.”
You do – here me out…. You need more MEANINGFUL AND SELF-FULFILLING GOALS in your life.
You spend 40+ hours a week at that job so you have to find personal nuggets of inspiration or education there. Creating your own work goals can help you with that. Let’s talk about some examples…
I am a Marketing Manager in Corporate America so here’s my personal example of a yearly goal my boss set for me.
My marketing campaigns need to perform at or above the industry average.
I take the goal and make a personal goal out of it.
I am going to take what I learn for enhancing my Corporate America marketing campaigns, and apply it to celinekaye.com campaigns.
Now I have more motivation to work towards my Corporate goal because it’s going to benefit my passion project.
Let’s say you’re in finance. Your work goal might be…
Make sure all budget sheets are updated and books are closed by the last Friday each month.
You are saving up for a new car so your personal goal could be..
Balance my own budget sheet by the last Friday each month
Not every Corporate goal or project will relate to what you are trying to accomplish outside of work but if you can find even 2-3 things to align, that’s a dang good start! We can be so negative about our Corporate jobs that we don’t realize how much we are learning or can be learning. Our mindset at work impacts our productivity and mood after work.
So take a big, long deep breath and say this out loud: My 9-5 job can empower me to pursue what I am passionate about after work.