Who else wants to quit their crappy job?

I heard #QuitYourCrappyJobDay is coming on March 31st. It is so easy for people to tell you “quit your crappy job” but you know it is not easy. When you hear it, you might be thinking: “How am I supposed to pay my bills?” ”How am I supposed to risk my job without finding another one?” “What if I cannot find a job that pays me enough to pay my bills?” Or “It is easy for you to say because you know what you want or you already do something you love or you have money.” And you might even get angry. When I heard my very first manager at my very first job told us that, I was shocked. Am I just going to quit my job because I don’t like it? Is that even possible? Is that something people do? Don’t

Job satisfaction versus being happy at work

I was attending Happiness at Work conference a few weeks ago. Right at the beginning we talked about Daniel Kahneman’s teachings, the author of Thinking Fast and Slow and a Nobel Prize Winner. Alexander Kjerulf, founder of Woohoo Inc., who was delivering the course made a distinction about job satisfaction versus being happy at work. I think it is important to know the difference since many organizations I see are struggling with that. Job satisfaction comes from things like compensation, bonuses, office space, table tennis corner, free snacks, gym and all the perks we see at many offices. When leaders see the morale is low or people leave, these are the first things they provide. Sounds fun

Great Life

“Most people would agree that a great life includes something worth living for. May be even worth dying for. A portion of a great life would be devoted to something bigger, greater, grander than yourself. Something that inspires you, energizes you, pulls you forward. Something that responds to your unique talent or touch and ultimately, makes a difference in the world around you. A great life would naturally bring more meaning, purpose, love, laughter, wonder and adventure to your days. And, at the end of your journey you would look back on life of significance, rather than regret-knowing in your heart that you left the world better than you found it. Knowing that you made a difference in th

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