Being happy at work is a worthy goal. Tom Rath has done outstanding research on what is takes to do great work and find happiness in the process. In this blog post I share my top 4 insights from his excellent interview with James Altucher, along with my full set of notes.
Minimalism carries with it a false hope, the hope that getting rid of your stuff will make you happy. It won’t. You need to be happy first. Cut out the excess. Then focus your time and money on those things and experiences that bring you more joy.
Everyone wants to be happy. There is a ton of research out there examining what it takes to become happy. I’m even part of a social experiment right now (being run by Daniel Gilbert) to understand what makes people happy. The ironic thing is that Yogis have taught for thousands of years that happiness is […]
Everything we do can either be seen in a positive manner or negative manner. There are obvious things that happen that people see as positive. Spending time with friends. Getting a big raise or kudos at work. Having fun doing a hobby you like. These are all totally obvious positive experiences. It’s easy to see […]
It is a choice we make. Perhaps the single most important choice in our lives. It is not something that happens to us, or a situation we stumble upon. Consider that people can be happy in all sorts of situations. Subsistence farmers in rural India can be happy despite having few material possessions. Billionaires can […]