Office Dilemma – Clocking in a Co-worker

From the comments on this blog and the emails I’ve received I can see that we have some experienced workers who know their way around the office. I have a scenario that I’ve been pondering. One of your co-workers walks up to you at the end of the day. You consider this woman a friend. You go out to lunch ...

5 Reasons to Stop Trying to be Perfect

Perfection can kill the motivation of the brightest minds. Some people just want every detail to be perfect. I think perfection is for losers. When you try so hard to make everything perfect, you bind your creativity. Instead of putting out something wonderful, you end up putting out crap that is over processed and boring. Greatness is not about being ...

Who Do You Admire at Work?

The person who is engaged with his/her work and works hard to finish projects? or The person who makes everything look easy? or The person who gets paid too much to do nothing? or The person who seems so smooth that s/he glides across the floor? By noticing who you admire, you’ll gain a better understanding of who you are ...

How to Find Meaning in Tedious Work

Your tasks may not be making you unhappy at work, but they may not be making you happy either. One thing I’ve learned over the past three years of researching work happiness is that work doesn’t make you unhappy. Only you can do that. But what about great work? Does work that fits with your passion and strengths make you ...

Hard Fun and The Beautiful – Looking Forward Edition

(Can’t see the video? Then try watching it at Work Happy Now - Hard Fun and The Beautiful – Beautiful Brain Edition) Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week. When we gaze off and zone out there are usually thoughts of grandeur. Maybe writing a book, taking your kids to Disneyland ...