Don Roulo is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Life Quest. He is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
By DON ROULO
Though the word ‘work’ has four letters in it, it is not a four letter word. Does the work you do make you want to curse and use some four letter words? Do you look at work as a necessary evil, or as the five days you have to put up with so you can then enjoy the weekend? If this is your outlook, the career you are in may not be the right fit for your talents, personality and dreams. You may also need to adjust your thinking to look at work for what it truly is – a gift.
God calls work a gift and we are supposed to enjoy the fruit of our labor (Ecc. 3:13). Not only are we to enjoy the things we acquire from the finances our work provides, but we are to enjoy the actual work we do. Work is more than just putting in your time for a paycheck to pay your bills. It is sad to say, but far too many people find work to be a curse, rather than a gift.
I use the word serving when speaking about the work we do. Regardless of what product or service you produce, or take part in producing, you truly are serving others. Looking at the work you do as a service to others will help you recognize what you do as work has meaning. You don’t have to be a CEO, or owner of your own business to do work which has meaning and purpose.
I am encouraged to hear more and more people telling me they want their work to be not only profitable, but meaningful and purposeful. They are telling me, it’s not all about the money. Purposeful work is knowing whatever you do makes a difference in someone’s life and is for a greater good. Therefore, this is what brings meaning and fulfillment to your work.
I have a friend who has a standing date each Wednesday with his granddaughter at Taco Bell. The person who makes the tacos may choose to think what they are doing is only for the money and there is no higher purpose or meaning in making tacos. When my friend and his granddaughter meet each week they are building their relationship and making wonderful memories that will last throughout their lifetime. Actually, the stories of how Papa and a Clara having lunch together at Taco Bell will be passed down from generation to generation.
Don’t you think it would drastically change our attitude about work if we thought about how one person making tacos is bringing joy and impacting a family for generations to come? Are they making tacos, or are they making memories.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
The word ‘work’ may have four letters, but it should never be a four letter word.
About the Author
Don Roulo is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
One of his most requested workshops is called, Master’s Millionheirs, which trains and equips budding entrepreneurs to make sure they follow sound foundational principles to ensure success in life and business. He believes to achieve true success it is vital to “make a life, not just a living.”
As a business consultant, he has written business plans and worked to market products or services as well as organizing financial statements for investors. Because of his success in the sales and business arena, Don has been blessed with the opportunity to train, motivate and inspire others. His passion is to motivate and equip people to find their passion and achieve their goals and God given destiny.