First of all, I love all my friends and consider deep friendships the ultimate goal in life. Maybe because of this fact, I’ll always have an open ear for them. And I should be thankful for them. It gave me the idea and the input to start my project – Urkraft.
How often did we sit at a cold beer and wonder about life, and more often, we discuss the impact of the job. Yes, also in my surrounding, people are lost. Lost in the job, lost in their dreams, lost in their relationships. That shouldn’t be the case. Especially people in the western society got a long training in school and university. Education, in general, is not the problem. But did someone ask the right questions before? Or did we choose our profession and lifestyle after the need of others?
Did you know that over 70% of the US employees feel miserable in their job fields1? I also found a short article about the employees in Spain2. Same story here! In my eyes, that is more than problematic.
Whose fault is that?
No ones! We are all in the same boat, and you’re not special! Sorry to tell you, but every single person struggles in life. As soon as you understand it more profound, you will forgive all your teachers, parents, and partners. No one knows how to get out here, alive 😊
The danger lies in the details: Uncertainty is loud, high self-esteem is silent. We are branded by the most vociferous and follow their calling. We are social animals and believe that this might be the right way. How often did you hear about `the shortcut,` `get rich overnight,` or `this is the one pill.` But, unfortunately, there is either a red pill or a blue pill. There is only hard work and motivation to sit in the driver’s seat of your life. And please don’t take over the victim mentality and blame all these lost business souls. They also want some food on the table.
Please don’t understand me wrong!
I will tell you a little story: I have done an internship in a psychotherapy center. The local psychiatrist spoke with me about the `new age` deceases like burnouts and depression. However, he felt judgemental and eventually claimed them as minor issues for Western society. I was speechless, and I know that is not a general opinion.
Nevertheless, I think all mental illnesses are bloody serious, and if you show symptoms of depression, please listen to your body and seek help. The link between unhappy work life and health is significant. I’m very serious about my project and will give my best intentions to help and support my website. Everyone deserves a happy life.
Let’s get the ball rolling.
We all know now that we live in a fast-growing world and are surrounded by all kinds of information bombs. So what do you think about a restart? It sounds freighting first but let me explain. Suppose you reach a level in life where you are unhappy and seek a change. It’s time to ask the right questions, finally. And speaking with my own experience, go back to basic first. Make yourself free of all the stuff (digital and physical) that you don’t need. Time is what you need now, slowly getting into new habits and thoughts. Eventually, you will feel the urge to seek out and start the transition.
Finding your talent
Finally, I can speak about my project. There is a massive debate about talent and if everyone has got talent or not. In my opinion, it’s all about the correct definition. I use the term talent to express your skillset of life. You are born with a specific set of genetic and behavioral abilities that make you!
Now how much do you know already about yourself? Do you like office work? Or did you think of becoming a handyman? Does this entrepreneurship suit you? Maybe working with animals would be a better fit?
I’m deeply convinced that we all have the right skills in us to make a great life that suits our needs. Yes, it might need some time to highlight your skills, but since reading this, you are curious about yourself and want to make the right step. Create yourself!
Last tip: Seek out a mentor
Yes, that’s right. GO and ask for help. We are not generation Baby-boomer anymore who need to get it done on our own shoulders. Another person might resolve the struggle you might have in your surrounding. Over the years, I have appreciated having different mentors for specific life questions. First, it took me some motivation to seek out but eventually, I realized that most people like to help and tell their life stories. It’s fun, and you will find easy companionship.
Thanks for reading, and reach out if you have any questions.
Best wishes, Ben