me..." is a common complaint among those who feel stuck inpositions that don't capitalize on their unique strengths.So what's the solution? In this case there are two solutions:
First, you can get a new job that you love -- one thatpays you well financially and emotionally. A job, no, a calling thatyou are passionate about. Of course, with the real unemploymentrate at nearly 20%, this is much harder than it sounds; but if youknow what that "one thing" is that you would love to do, go get it.Do whatever it takes to get that career. If it requires going back toschool, do it. If it requires a move or even a pay cut, do it. It is soeasy for a decade to fly by and to wake up one morning and askyourself, "Where did the last ten years go?" You might not be ableto switch careers overnight, but you can start using the other 8hours to get closer to your dream job.
Use Your Other 8 Hours.
The second solution is to keep yourday job, but do something in the other 8 hours that both inspiresyou and that you excel at. This is why creating during the other 8hours is so much fun. You create your own job description. You areyour own boss and you can focus on what it is you enjoy the mostand do the best. It also explains why you find some people whonever want to retire and work 60 hours a week for 50 years, butclaim they've never worked a day in their life. If you love what youdo, it doesn't feel like work.Your day job might drain you, but if you want a shot of energy andinspiration, do something that moves you at night. If that involvesresearching why people wear clothes when it gets cold, you cansave yourself some time thanks to thelatest research out of Australia.