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10 Steps To Happiness At Work

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10 Steps To Happiness At Work
To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a BB in Vermont. So says Srikumar Rao, the author of Happiness at Work.

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Steps To Happiness At Work

Steps To Happiness At Work
  • Avoid "good" and "bad" labels. 
  • Practice "extreme resilience": the ability to recover fast from adversity.
  • Let go of grudges.
  • Don't waste time being jealous.
  • Find passion in you, not in your job.
  • Picture yourself 10 years ago and 10 years from now. Most problems that kept you awake ten years ago have disappeared. 
  • Invest in the process, not the outcome.
  • Swap multitasking for mindfulness.
  • Think about other people.

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Changing careers

You and you alone are responsible for creating your own future. 

Time to give serious thought to this life-shaping question: What exactly are you going to do with the rest of your li...

Start with honest self-assessment

  • Analyze your current skill set, training level, and accomplishments to date. 
  • Write down the aspects of the work you liked and what tasks or things you disliked
  • Explore different career options. Investigate new fields, industries and potential careers. 
  • Interview individuals who work at those types of jobs, or in fields of interest to you. 
  • Look at growth opportunities, salaries, benefits, education level and then determine the job title to target.

Change from careers

  • Use your transferable skills. You have acquired abilities from previous positions.
  • Use your strengths. Incorporate your talents into any position you choose to go after.
  • Get new skills. Study the industry you want to enter. Take some courses so you can more quickly enter the field.
  • Many people prevent their own success. They find excuses, or blame others, for their own failures or mistakes instead of learning and improving from them.