#StartupLife: How To Enhance Yourself Working 9 to 5
Outside of blogging, I have a 9-5 job that takes much of my time but one I truly enjoy. I currently work at WeWork, a global workspace provider, using thoughtful design and advanced technology to empower businesses of all sizes and industries.
I began my journey at WeWork a long six months ago, (hehe) I must say it's been one heck of a ride! I've learned so much in such a short time. While working here I now understand what it means to allow your job to make you better. This post is inspired to turn your 9-5 life upside down. I come from a freelance background so adjusting to working Monday-Friday really took time.
Of course, WeWork is far from "Corporate America" as we get to wear what we want and hey even drink beer. (Off the clock of course!)
At the time, my life as a freelancer involved early mornings, late nights, and inconsistent paychecks. I'm sorry, but who wants to live like that? It was time for a change and long behold WeWork came into the picture.
I knew it was time to make a change and really go into the work field with an open mind. To me, I think this is the issue. We tend to go into new jobs to learn how companies want us to operate but we forget how we can add these new skills into our own lives. It's easy to get into a mental state where 9-5's can be boring and stop us from our dreams.
But it doesn't have to be that way! Why not consider your 9-5 to help you grow to the next chapter of your life? Whether it's working up the ladder or creating the life you imagine, allow your current position to make you better.
My current employer pushes the inner entrepreneur inside of us and this is what you have to keep in mind. I've become better at communicating, organizing, aware of what I want, and even selling! We have to understand that no, we may not be at the jobs of our dreams but we are in this particular places for a reason.
Do you see this video! If it wasn't for working at WeWork I wouldn't feel as confident to get up and speak. So today, I want to share with you 3 tips on how to enhance from your current 9-5:
Remain curious: Learn everything! Be on top of the new changes that come on board and try to learn as much as you can to enhance your knowledge and better yet your skills.
Don't shy away, Run Towards it!: I'd be lying if I said every day was filled with sunshine. With every challenge you face, approach it in a sense that it will make you better.
Grab every opportunity: If you're at a new job why would you not want to grow? Grab that opportunity! If it aligns with your future goal take every opportunity your job provides.
Where will WeWork take me? The sky is the limit. But for now, I'll continue walking into work with a smile on my face knowing that the day will lead me to something new. Turn your 9-5 upside down and make it your own!
How has your 9-5 job impacted you outside of work?