The Law of Passion - In terms of work, the happiest people I know are the ones who not only love what they do, they have a strong passion for what they do. Their passion can get them up early in the morning and keep them up late at night, enjoying every moment.
The Law of Do What You Love - Doing what you love is a great way to spend you working hours. If you are not sure what it might be that you would love doing, ask yourself these questions: What is my life's purpose? How would I have to think, speak and act in order to fulfill that purpose? What activities would I pursue? What would get me up early and keep me up late, looking forward to every minute? What would I do for a living if a I new I couldn't fail?
The Law of Love What You Do - While those are good questions to ask on the way to doing what you love, what do you do in the meantime, if you are not doing something you love? How do you learn to love what you do? Find something within the job that you can love, even if it's simply something that prepares you to do something you love later on.
The Law of Your Personal Signature - One way to learn to love what you do is to put your own personal signature on what you do. Barbara Glanz, author of "care Packages for the Workplace" writes about a bagboy with Downs Syndrome who had attended one of her workshops. He had taken to heart her suggestions about putting your own signature on your work. His signature was to slip a "thought for the day" into customers' grocery bags. The idea was so successful that customers would wait in line just to get one of his slips of paper. What personal signature could you put on the work you do?
The Law of Contribution - To realize what you contribute through the work that you do, you may have to "redefine" your job title. For example, a teacher shapes the future, a real estate or car salesperson provides people's dreams, etc.
The Law of Learning- The days of the 30 year career in the same job with a gold watch at the end, are, for the most part, a thing of the past. Most people change jobs several times in a career. The important thing on each job is to learn the things that you will use to your advantage later on in the next job, and then the next, and then the next.
The Law of Initiative - Whatever you do, wherever you do it, few things are as powerful as taking initiative in your job. Don't wait for someone to tell you what to do. If you see something that needs doing, do it.
The Law of Leadership - Whether you are a boss or an employee, you are a leader. People are watching you, and will imitate what you do.
The Law of Self-employment - No matter what your pay stub or tax return may say, we are all self-employed. Even if you work for someone else, you are still working for the betterment of yourself and your family.
The Law of Your Most Important Job - While applying and using these universal laws for our working lives, hereís something that is so very important to remember: no matter how much you like or donít like what you do for a living, itís not your most important job. Our most important job is at our home address, with our families.