I want that kind of job I don’t stop talking or thinking about after 5pm because it still haunts me at night or the next morning. But sometimes I want to just have a time out from it. I want a job that challenges me to the limit but still keeps me in his arms when I am feeling lost or when everything is tumbling down. A job where people encourage each other to do things differently and where freaky ideas are daily business.
I want that job I tell all my friends about. Tell them about the task I successfully managed to do. The look in my co-workers eyes when I saved our presentation or they saved me;) The many times I failed. The times we were drunk with inspiration and the times we were really drunk (like that thing with alcohol involved).
I want a job where I am allowed to do and try new things. A job where I get inspired every day; but also where I learn how to inspire. I want to give 100% and more for a job that challenges me with things I am not ready for. Things, I want to throw in the towel but then I manage to do them somehow and I am proud of my preserving afterwards. My dream job can be something I am afraid of. It should scare me to do things I would not do anywhere else!
I want a job that is both simple and at the same time not so simple. My job and the people around me will make sure that I often ask myself questions, but they also help me answering them. Speaking about people. I want great folks around me and my job. I don’t want to have a single person around me, complaining about working and how she or he actually can’t wait for Friday because life kind of happens from Friday evening till Monday morning.
A great job is like my best friend. The one with whom you love hanging out, but steps back when you need your private time. Every one of us sometimes has this brain blockage where just nothing works. I want a job that supports breaks when I need them and not when my time schedule says I should take them.
I want a job where I do something that means something to someone. You know, I want to create with my mind and my hands. Might it be a product and idea or just a moment of clarity. Something we create together in a team. Where ideas grow by thoughts added on other thoughts from different people and their opinions. When an idea starts rolling and gets bigger and better, because you work together. For me, this feels like going to a concert and seeing a really great band live for the first time. And you know it and nobody’s saying it but everybody’s thinking it: “We have something to believe in again and we rock.”
After reading this I feel like ” Damn, this sounds so millennial!” I used “I want” too much. too self-centered, too individualistic. Very typical for a generation (Yler) that wants everything, anytime. But can I be really blamed for that? Of course, I want a lot of things, but in return, I am ready to give a lot of things.
I believe that more people would be ready and just waiting to give more in their jobs, when they would do what they really like to do! And you know why I am really thinking about starting my own business?
…because I want to make it right and because I want to give people all the things I said above
*this post is inspired by the german article – Ich will single sein, aber mit dir.