Slowing the work treadmill

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Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile compares much of work life to running on a treadmill.

susanna oreskovic‘s insight:

If you’ve been working for a while you may feel like you are on a treadmill, and one that will not stop for say about 30 years. Eek, this was my realization as I proudly walked into my new big office job. What I’ve learned along the way is that being the best at your job or having the best team working with you is more about having that mental space than it is about pushing yourself or your team to do more and more, faster and faster. Having a common purpose, buying into the task, having meaningfulness, with time for reflection or incubation of ideas will spare you from becoming frazzled and burnt out and guarantee you your people will not be just punching the clock putting in face time.

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The Deepest Source of Motivation

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Forget the carrot and stick. Motivation and innovation come from a desire to help.

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Ask yourself the question WHY. Why are you doing your job? Why are you putting in the hours? Why are you doing what you do? Answer that and you have your core motivators, your true value that will lead you to your happiness and life satisfaction. The “why” is the motivation. Leaders who know this will have more engaged people. If you know your “why” you will be happier and more successful. It’s not what motivates you but why do you do it that is the source of motivation. Ask why.

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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

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“Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want.”

“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does no

susanna oreskovic‘s insight:

Don’t be stunned into unconciousness from your job. Read this blogpost and gain insight into how to avoid work, live your dream and realize that truly “life begins when you have discovered you can do anything you want”.

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3 Steps to Overcoming Your Self-Doubts – Huffington Post

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3 Steps to Overcoming Your Self-DoubtsHuffington PostFor me they were: relationships, creativity, and social life. Now ask yourself, “Are these the three areas where I spend most of my time?” I’m guessing not.

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