Whether you’re a part-time employee, an entrepreneur, a nine-to-fiver, a student with a job or anything in between or beyond these options, work is an integral part of your life.
Unless you have a trust fund (call me), there’s no way around it: You gotta do something to make money.
I respect the notion “do what you love”, sure. But I respect “do what you need to do/suck it up if you have to” even more.
I believe that you can do what you love, and there will STILL be parts of your job and periods in your career where you go “fuck this sucks.” You’re just gonna have to suck it up for those parts.
Work is work. There is something that needs to be done, and someone is paying you to do it.
If you like it all the time, good on you mate. If you don’t, join the club.
But you know what makes your job more fun? Even when it’s not your favorite thing to do? Not sucking at it.
Being good at something makes you enjoy doing it.
(It’s what made me love school. I could have gone pro if I hadn’t blown out my knee.)
Anyway. Here’s a couple of tips on how not to suck at your job.