Imagine what that would look like…
Maybe you would finally land that dream job. You would probably be working for a great boss. And you would almost certainly be working for a fantastic organization.
Do you think you would also love the work you are doing? And the people you get to work with? Would the work be meaningful to you?
Would you whistle your way to work? Place your head peacefully on the pillow at night? Live with less stress?
If that could be true, you would probably also be a pleasant person to be around. You might do better work. And that would probably lead to more opportunities.
You might be thinking about all sorts of possibilities…
Now, imagine turning those possibilities into reality.
I’m going to tell you that you absolutely can do that. Because the most important factors to your success are under your direct control.
This may surprise you. It was surprising to me.
Let me explain how this works.
I’ve worked in more environments than most people — 13 positions at 10 organizations (working across 12 different industries).
The truth is that the employment landscape is fraught with bad bosses, dysfunctional organizations, and miserable co-workers. Avoiding all of those variables all of the time is pretty much impossible.
As a result, I’ve spent my fair share of time being unhappy at work.
Sometimes, I was downright miserable.
Do you know that feeling when you absolutely dread going to work in the morning? Maybe not every day. But definitely on some days. Maybe especially on a Monday morning?
That sucks, right?
It’s frustrating. And it is not how I envisioned my life.
I hated the idea of “working for the weekend” and dreading the workweek. My goals in life did not include spending lots of time and energy trudging through work unhappily.
My work was supposed to be about making meaningful contributions. My work was supposed to be about helping people and organizations achieve success. My work was supposed to be enjoyable and fulfilling.
Is that really too much to ask?
Then, I thought, maybe it’s just me. Maybe everybody else is finding career satisfaction and I’m doing something drastically wrong.
The statistics, however, are shocking. It turns out that most people are unhappy at work–a whopping 52.3% according to the Conference Board, who has run a job satisfaction survey every year since 1987. Many other surveys confirm these results.
Unacceptable. There has to be a better way!
But what could I do?
Changing jobs seemed like the way to go. That is the obvious, quick, and permanent fix, I thought.
Changing jobs is exciting. Done right, it’s usually a step in the right direction. That can certainly be an uplift to a career.
But, it turns out that things are not that simple as far as day-to-day happiness at work is concerned. Over time, things settle down and familiar patterns start to emerge. Uh oh. Here we go again…
What is the right answer, then?
As I asked myself that question, again and again, I came up with a lot of answers. I did tons of research and sought help from many people. That led to even more questions and more answers to seek.
Before I knew it, I was on a journey. Maybe you would call it a quest. I simply had to figure this out.
I geeked out, extensively…
I read career guides. I devoured books. I went to career planning seminars. I enlisted a group of mentors. I dug into social science research. I hired a coach.
I tried lots of things. Some worked, some didn’t. Every step of the way, though, I learned something new.
Finally, I discovered the secrets to happiness and fulfillment at work.
And much to my chagrin, those secrets were available all along… I just didn’t realize it.
Going through the quest, it turns out, is an important part of the answer. But an experienced and helpful guide can save you a lot of angst and wasted time and energy along the way.
And that is how I would like to be of service to you.
You can achieve far more than you ever thought possible. You can contribute more than you ever expected. You can reach new levels of success and fulfillment in your professional life and in your personal life.
All of this leads to happiness. Which leads to your doing better work. Which leads to more opportunities. And to greater levels of happiness and fulfillment.
Does that sound exciting to you?
My mission is to pay-it-forward by helping awesome people (just like you) to navigate the new world of work and career planning.
My job is to to help you take control of your own future in a way that you never have before. I want to help you find happiness in your work. And I want you to find it faster and more easily than I did.
If that’s something you would like, then please join me on this journey.
Because getting there does require a plan. You need to be strategic. And you need support and guidance.
Let’s get started!
I can help you to start RIGHT NOW. I’ve designed a 7-day personal leadership challenge that will get you started on your journey quickly and easily.
And it’s free. It’s my gift to you. Because I want you to succeed.
Here’s how it works.
I will give you one task per day. Your challenge is to follow through on each task. One per day. For a full week.
At the end of the week you will have a clear sense of some of the things you can do that will dramatically improve your chances of future success. The tasks are simple, but the results can be profound.
I’ll guide you each and every step of the way.