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Fall Back in Love With Your Career

Reignite. Rekindle. Repair. Reboot. 

February is the month of romance and it seems our relationships with love and career fall into one of these three categories: falling, nurturing, or seeking.

And it makes sense. Every relationship takes work. Your relationship with your career is no exception. 

A wilting love for your career can result from ruts, imbalance, or underappreciation. And then, before you even realize it’s happening, resentment begins to take root.

As a career coach, I’ve helped plenty of people garner the lessons they learned and walk away from careers where they felt “stuck” and into ones they love more than they knew possible.  

But what if you didn’t have to break up? Would you choose to fall back in love with your career if you could?

If you’re not ready to give up and move on, I’d love to pass along some of the best tips and resources for rekindling the love you once had for your career. 

3 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Job

1. Redesign your role.

Sometimes, you don’t have to leave to find a change of scenery. Try exploring new opportunities you see within your current organization, like: 

+ Volunteering for new projects
+ Collaborating with colleagues in different areas
+ Taking on tasks aligned with your career goals and talents

2. Seek out inspirational people.

Nothing impacts your mindset around work more than the people you spend time with. Try gravitating toward energetic individuals who inspire you within your workplace or through professional networking. 

It can also be a good idea to become a mentor. By sharing your knowledge with new, passionate colleagues, you’ll often find they remind you of why you started in the first place. 

3. Celebrate your accomplishments.

Keep a daily “I did it” list, perhaps in your planner, where you acknowledge and celebrate what you accomplish each day, no matter how small. 

An “I did it” list boosts your emotional well-being by helping you identify tasks that bring you joy and fulfillment. And who doesn’t love a moment of celebration?! 


Rekindle The Love Mini-Series

Want even more tips for falling back in love with your career?  

You can now find an audio mini-series devoted to this topic on the podcast. Throughout February, we’re talking about how to rekindle the passion with your career and work toward a path you’ll love—without sacrificing your well-being. 



The Greenhouse Online Shop

If your career love is past the point of rekindling and you’re looking for real change? The Greenhouse online shop is the place to go. 

You can browse the curated collections of playbooks, courses, workshops, and toolkits that enable you to dig in, plant seeds, pull weeds, and flourish throughout your professional journey.


Remember: You never have to settle for a stale career. 

By redesigning your role, surrounding yourself with dynamic colleagues, and celebrating your accomplishments, you can reignite the spark you once had. 

But if these approaches don’t work, a more significant change might be worth considering, and I’m here to help

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Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
Sustainable Success: Loving Your Job without Burnout
How To Conduct A Personal Energy Audit For A Flourishing New Year
Friendships That Flourish: The Work Edition

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

February 22, 2024

Fall Back in Love With Your Career

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