How to Figure Out if You Need a Career Change

* This post was first published to the Work Happy Now community via email. I worked in the financial industry for seven years, and I hated talking about how to increase our checking account sign-ups. It just wasn’t fun. . I knew for at least three years that I needed to get out of the industry, but never did anything ...

Why Is Purpose so Important to Your Happiness?

I recently read an article that said, don’t follow your passions. What? I almost passed out. That’s stuff from the 1950’s. Ignore how you feel and just do the work. You can just be happy after you retire. How well has that worked for people over the last 80 years? Just look at the people in your community who enjoy ...

5 Games for Your Brain to Make Your Work More Fun

Your career success is based on how much fun you have in your work. Look at the projects that you are most proud of. Most likely you enjoyed the work itself as well as the results. You were able to find the best mindset for the tasks you needed to do in order to complete your project. And you had ...

Do You Have a Job or a Career?

It’s a simple question that most of my coaching clients get as soon as I ask it. Most of the time, they answer right away. The subtle difference between a job and a career is that a job is something you do for the money, and a career is work you do because you care about the results. A career ...