The Meeting Planner’s Guide To Dealing With Unexpected Challenges
There’s a lot to love about a career in meetings and events, but there are plenty of ways to forget your sense of passion in the midst of emails, site visits and registration numbers. If you’ve lost the flame you had on your first day on the job, here are five ways to fall back in love with your career.
The meetings industry does not operate on a 9-to-5 clock. While it’s important for you to handle those last-minute requests and be readily available, it’s equally essential to dedicate time to family, friends, hobbies and activities unrelated to your desk.
If you’ve been marking off the same checklist for too long, your career can start to feel stuck in the same gear. Whether you’re hoping to start using a new technology at your next event or you’re looking to earn a new certification, setting a new goal can help you feel more valuable.
All those meetings and phone calls can make you lose track of how much fun your co-workers can be. Plan an outing away from the office with your team, and set a rule: no conversations about work.
Think about what you’re doing today and what you want to be doing in five years. How does your current job fit into that plan? By setting a real agenda for your own advancement, you’ll be able to gain a better sense of satisfaction knowing that you’re working toward the bigger picture.
Yes, taking a vacation is easier said than done, but taking an extended break from your daily duties can be the best ingredient for rediscovering your enthusiasm.
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