“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”
– Alain de Botton
How to be fulfilled by your job and how companies can better support and inspire the people who work for them, by Simon Sinek.
Source: CreativeMornings, New York. April 2012.
Mainstream career advice tells us to “follow our passion”, but this advice is dead wrong. Research shows that people who take this approach are ultimately no more likely to enjoy or excel at their jobs. Instead, if you’re looking for a fulfilling career, here’s a new slogan to live by: Do what’s valuable.
Benjamin is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of 80,000 hours.
“I spent 20 years avoiding my dream job. Turns out, it was time well spent.”
How to Do What You Love for a Living … by Geoffrey James.
“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.”
– Richard Branson
“Use what you have and where you are to create positive change.”
“So when we think about labor, we usually think about motivation and payment as the same thing, but the reality is that we should probably add all kinds of things to it — meaning, creation, challenges, ownership, identity, pride, etc. And the good news is that if we added all of those components and thought about them, how do we create our own meaning, pride, motivation, and how do we do it in our workplace and for the employees, I think we could get people to both be more productive and happier.”
– Dan Ariely.