Maybe, just maybe, you don't have to love all of your job, Marcus Buckingham hints in his new book, “Love + Work.”
Watch for those signals that indicate where and when you're at your best―feeling the most creative and strongest in your actions.
When you sink so deeply and thoroughly into a project that time flies by and you haven't looked up for what seems to be hours? You've found your “red thread.”
Buckingham asks 11 “red thread” questions so you can consistently weave these experiences into your work. Try these three to get started on your “Love + Work” journey.
When was the last time:
He admits that “love” and “work” don't typically go together.
Mayo Clinic's recent research of medical professionals revealed that 20% is the threshold. Spend at least 20% of your time at work performing specific duties you love and you're less likely to experience burnout.
“How you feel at work―whether your work is uplifting or soul-destroying, whether it fulfills you or empties you out, whether it makes you feel valued or utterly useless―all of it will be experienced most keenly at home, by you and the ones you love.”
As Buckingham says, “Anything of value you offer to others is your work.”
MICHELLE WILLITS, publisher, Credit Union National Association.
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