Beverly Jones, host of the NPR podcast, “Jazzed About Work,” brings a wealth of knowledge about work that’s refreshing to me in our featured conversation today. I talked to her about her latest book, Find Happy at Work, and she adds excellent insight and perspective to creating room for work and happiness to co-exist.
You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:
– Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
– Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
– Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Highlights from our conversation:
- Beverly said the COVID experience has made people think about how life is short, and we only have one— we don’t want to defer happiness forever.
- There are ways to act like an entrepreneur and continue to build a resilient career.
- Beverly said,” You know, our ancient ancestors who are hunter-gatherers couldn’t thrive by themselves. They had to be in groups. And so we evolved to have the skills, like noticing emotion and empathy and those kinds of things.”
- “Fundamentals of a meaningful career: Being productive, using your expertise, and contributing to the mission or values that are important to you. Careers can be long, and you can do a portfolio kind of career where you work a lot now, and maybe you’re going to work longer than you ever thought you would, but you’re going to have fun doing it.”
- There are many alternatives now to obtain new learning or skills without getting a degree.
- We get a hooked sense of being experts and our rank and, you know, that sense of security”.
- “You’re in a learning mode, and everything changes. You become creative, and more opportunities open.”
The next show will be published on Nov. 2. I will continue to publish articles on the blog and other places around the web.