Displaying All Posts from September, 2011

Finding Your Passion and Inner Calling

In my previous post, I had talked about the difference between pursuing a job, career or your calling and the impact pursuing your calling has on your level of happiness at work. In this post, we talk about finding your passion and inner calling.

Now, following your calling is understandably easier said than done. How do you even go about the crucial step of discovering your calling? If you are not one of the lucky few, who somehow landed themselves what they truly love, what can you consciously do about it? Click Here to Read Article …

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5 Stress-Busters to Beat a Deadline

I totally thrive under the pressure of a deadline. I use deadlines to make myself just start on the work, much less finish it, because I realize that old axiom that “work expands to fill the available time” is true. I’m famous for trying to squeeze in “just one more thing” before even starting the thing I’m supposed to be working on. Here’s where the stress-busters come into picture.

In the past when a deadline approached I would have gone and grabbed myself a snack, taken out my contacts and put on my glasses, gone and gotten my third Americano of the day, and settled in for the marathon session. Click Here to Read Article …

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End Malaria — Have You Got Your Copy Yet?

Did you know that every 45 seconds a child dies from Malaria?

At WorkAwesome, we love supporting genuine causes. And what’s more genuine than a book that doesn’t just speak of saving lives, but does?

Meet End Malaria, the cool new book by bestselling author Michael Bungay Stanier with other business thinkers, which is out this September. The book, published by The Domino Project, saves people’s lives–literally. I can finally say, here’s a book that you WILL love while you do your bit to show your goodness toward humanity. Click Here to Read Article …

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How to Manage Career Transition Stress

There’s no two ways about it. No matter what the reason for the change, the career transition process can be stressful.

When my former company shut down, I had been there for 5 years.  I woke up one day with nowhere to go.  This period of “limbo” was great for a short while.  It was an unexpected opportunity to finally relax and enjoy not having somewhere to be everyday at 7:00 am.  I travelled, caught up with old friends and colleagues.  Oh, and I planned my wedding. Click Here to Read Article …

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How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Whether it be their attitude, their laziness, or the fact that they just won’t stop talking, just about everyone wants to know how to deal with difficult people at work. Sound familiar?

This is a problem that is usually not addressed at the start of a job, yet it can hinder your production and bring down your attitude. If one of your co-workers takes away your motivation to come to work, something needs to be done. However, this is not always an easy task. Click Here to Read Article …

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