Dear Millennial Employee,
Lately, have you found yourself...
I know. It sucks. I get it.
I’ve been there before. Many times.
Like most millennials, I get easily burned out at work.
There were times I didn’t want to go to work. Especially on a Monday!
Everything was more stressful every Monday. More demands. Deadlines. Reports. Meetings. More pressure. More work.
Mondays are the worst.
And sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, your days are not going to get any better.
I wish it was Friday again.
Constant work stress is draining away my energy, my enthusiasm and my motivation to work. This wasn’t what I imagined life to be after college.
I remember when I took my first job as a Process Engineer in Cebu, I was so ecstatic. I was very excited to go to work. My work shift started at 5 AM but I made sure that I was in the office before 4:30 AM.
But that didn’t last long.
Months went by.
Going to work became a burden. Waking up at 4 AM became almost impossible.
Then, I was permitted to change to the 2PM shift. I became excited to work again. Soon I realized that in that shift, problems were worse. I would usually go home at 1AM.
It was hopeless.
I thought that when I get a job, I could do anything. That I would be happy. And fulfilled.
“Why am I wasting my life here? Why am I here doing a job that has nothing to do with being a Computer Engineer!”
“I can’t live a life like this,” I said to myself. “I have to get out of here!”
Hoping for a more fulfilling job, I transferred to another company as a Programmer.
“I wanted to expand my background in Computer Engineering!” I must have convinced the hiring manager.
What more could a Computer Engineer ask for but to do Programming, right? It was a DREAM come true. It was my DREAM job! My career would be exciting now. My life would be better.
I was wrong.
Just months after working as a programmer, I felt the same feeling again.
“There must be a better job for me out there!”
Besides, the pay wasn’t enough. I was paid only minimum.
“If I could have a higher salary, I would be happier!”
I begged. I prayed. I sent more resumes through jobstreet, jobsdb and through dropbox at the gates of MEPZ. Every Sunday, I bought Sunstar newspaper and read only the Classified Ads.
Finally, after months of waiting, I landed on a job with 3 times more than my previous salary. Dream come true. This is it! Everything would be perfect now.
Or so I thought.
It was like Dejavu.
Same thing happened. I felt disappointed with my job. And myself.
It was only Monday but I was already looking forward to Friday. This went on for weeks. Months. Years.
Then something happened that changed the course of my career.
I met my mentors.
They are my hero.
Without them, I would not have stayed in my job for almost 10 years now. Without them, I would be that same employee I was before. I would be dragging myself to work every morning.
Sure, there were still days when I didn’t want to wake up in the morning. But it’s a different story now.
Sure, I still get burned out at work. It’s just a millennial thing, you know!
But with the guides from my mentors, I am now able to reignite my excitement to go to work.
I never thought it would be possible.
Looking back to the guides from my mentors, I managed to stick around and take make the most of the opportunities that I have.
Everyday, I thank God for the job I have. For the benefits. Even for the challenges.
I feel like a different person now.
Bonus! I was offered with a promotion.
How did that ever happen?
The answer is in the book “How to Survive Mondays.”
I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.
For now, imagine yourself waking up in the morning excited to go to work. You work not because you need to but because you want to.
You feel that you are making an impact in the workplace.
You feel fulfilled.
You feel blessed and grateful for your job, opportunity and life.
You feel happy!
That is what the book “How to Survive Mondays” is for!
Give your job a second chance.
Sure the grass may seem greener on the other side of the fence. But look where you are right now. Why not do something with it? Why don’t you try watering the grass on your side of the fence? The grass becomes greener when you water it.
Enough of the metaphors already. 🙂
Before you find your find your first job, I hope this book finds you. This is a great companion through the first 5 years of your career.
Very simple yet pragmatic guide to not only surviving Mondays but getting to LOVE MONDAYS!
I wish every employee and entrepreneur would read this book. I look forward to hearing you say, “I love Mondays!”
A practical "Monday" guide for employees, such as me. I enjoyed reading every page of it.
Do you feel stuck in your career?
Read my mentors’ guides.
That’s right. My book “How to Survive Mondays" is a compilation of guides from my mentors.
I am sharing it with you. In the book, you will learn:
Is this book for you?
If you like simple relatable words, then yes. This book is written not in a scholarly way. That kind of book puts me to sleep.
If you are an employee who has been planning to quit, then yes. Quitting should be the last thing you should do.
If you want to take control of your work-life balance and be fulfilled at whatever you do, then yes. This book has some suggestions that you can apply.
If you drag yourself to work on Mondays, then yes!
What’s with the title? Why not Tuesdays or any other days of the week?
Mondays symbolize the first few years of your career. Those are critical years for you to establish yourself in the workplace.
I once wrote a blog “How to re-ignite your work-life excitement.” Unexpectedly, it became my most viewed blog. I realized that many people can relate to my dilemma at work.
I wrote that blog when I felt so bad knowing that 3 of my friends resigned almost on the same day.
“While everyone has left to find a better job, why am I still here?”
I thought of resigning as well.
Instead of resigning, I wrote that blog as an advice to myself. I know it sounds crazy. But it was effective.
Besides “How to Survive Mondays” sounds sexier. So I stick with it. 🙂
As a bonus, you will also get a special
“How to Survive Mondays Workbook.” This is a special workbook that will help you become motivated at whatever you do.
Here’s how to get your copy of the book and the bonus "How to Survive Mondays" motivational calendar...
I can’t wait for you to say “I Love Mondays!”
Your Fellow Millennial Employee,
P.S. Remember, there is nothing quite like this offer. Take control of your career satisfaction.
Oh! Here's another BONUS for you.
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