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Steven McConnell

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Why Do So Many People Loathe Their Jobs - And How Do We Fix That?

The default context for work is this: work is not fun, but we need to do it to make a living.

And we dream that, one day, when we "make it big" and earn enough money, we can quit work and have more fun in life.

In other words, for most people work is seen as the opposite of fun.

I believe that is a lie which we've been born into.

For a lot of people - even today - work is their passion, their mission in life, the source of fulfilment and a means through which they make a difference. People have dedicated their lives to their jobs. They have even died - willingly - because they believed their work had meaning greater than their own life/

It's an incredible gift and a privilege to enjoy your work. The question is - how to we allow more people experience that gift? How do we stop people from wasting their lives in meaningless 9-5 jobs which they loathe?

How to we allow people to realise their passions and translate them into successful, profitable business ventures which feed their souls and make a difference?

Those are the questions I'm interested in exploring.



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  • Mar 17 2013: Anyone out there that loves their job? If you do have a job you love, I have a question/s for you: Was it the job that you loved from the start or did you fall in love with it? Was your relationship with your job something you had to work on? I'd be interested in hearing from people. Do you think that people really loathe their jobs or is maybe some of it to do with how the person relates to their job? The words from the 1970's song is in my head" "if you can't be with the one you love...then love the one you're with." Not saying that you don't move to a better job when it becomes available, but for now do the best with what you have and try to have as positive an attitude. What do you think?

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