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 ...

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 ...

How to Enjoy Staying Late at Work

I remember one winter a few years ago when I had to stay a few hours later at work. It was dark by 5pm. My co-worker also had to stay late. Nothing but grumbling came out of his mouth. That could have easily been me, but there was one difference. I felt lucky to have a job. My co-worker had ...

Happy at Work Action Day is Here

We are celebrating happiness at work on a Monday. I know it’s tough getting the motivation flowing. That’s why I chose October 5th. It’s the first Monday in October, during that time of year when most of the northern hemisphere is struggling with declining daylight hours and ensuing colder weather. It’s the time of year to hunker down and find ...

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. This week has been more positive than negative. Since starting this blog, that has been the continuing trend that seems to occur each week. By focusing on helping other people become happier at work, I’ve increased my own happiness. That’s the beauty ...