Does Your Mission Inspire?

  Google’s motto is “Do no Evil.” They probably decided on this because of all the back stabbing and money grabbing in today’s corporate environment. They wanted to send a statement out to the public that they are there to help them connect with the information they need, but they aren’t going to do it if it causes people harm. ...

What are YOU Grateful for this Past Week?

What I'm grateful for: 1.      I have a job. 2.      I've got great plans for Work Happy Now. Plan that will knock your socks right off your feet. 3.      The weather is Austin has been glorious. 4.      I'm learning to enjoy the pain. Just relaxing with it, watching it then letting it go. 5.      Just finished having a great conversation ...

Open and Honest Communication

Google has a weekly gathering of employees. Whether it be a meeting online or face-to-face, they gather as many employees together as possible to discuss topics and happenings that occurred during the week. The best part is that employees can ask any question that they want. Senior members and other employees must answer the questions to the best of their ...

Surviving Layoffs

A rough economy has a backlash in all directions. Companies are looking to keep their investors happy. If they're not selling products they'll be looking to trim the fat. You may not think you are part of the fat, but the higher ups might not see it the same way. It's up to you to insulate yourself as best as ...

Change Messes With Everyone

  I’m at a new office where I originally didn’t want to be. I tried to fight it with every part of my being, but it turns out it’s not as bad as I expected it to be. It’s amazing how fast we adjust once we are thrown into a situation. I started to see all the positive angles from ...

Work Happy the Google Way – eBook

The best way to improve your company's work environment is to watch other brilliant people who are already succeeding. Google was rated as the top place to work by Fortune magazine in 2008. There is much to learn from Google about making our working lives more fun and fulfilling. I've created an ebook called "Work Happy the Google Way." A ...