Just an update to share something that’s taking up brain cells lately. I’m pretty excited about this and since I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, I’m guessing that you might like it too. Whether you’re mildly displeased or completely despise your job, I’m pretty sure that this book will help. But even if you love your job, you really should check this out…
Recently, I heard an interview with Dr. Srikumar Rao. He was talking about his book, Happiness at Work : Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What. I ended up listening to the interview twice…it was that good. The concepts Dr. Rao is suggesting are not necessarily new, he frames it in such an easy-to-understand way that I would be surprised if anyone wouldn’t end up happier at work as a result of working with his techniques.
I haven’t read this book yet, but it definitely has my attention. However, the real reason it has my attention is that the title is actually misleading. Obviously, the book focuses on learning how to make your work environment a happier one (and who doesn’t need that from time to time?), but it’s more than that. You can use his ideas and concepts in all aspects of your life. Seriously, this could be radically life-changing for some people.
But what I love most about the concepts in his book, based on what he said in the interview, is that the process of changing your work (or home/life) environment must begin with your thinking. And Dr. Rao has a way of putting his concepts into examples that we can all relate to. And when you have your lightbulb moment (and you will have it), you can suddenly see how simply practicing a specific kind of shift in awareness can make such a huge difference in your life. Notice I used the word, practice. Behavior change, whether changing the way you think, or the way you react to circumstances, requires practice if the new thought or behavior isn’t natural to you already.
The bottom line for this book is, while I haven’t read it yet, I’m going to. And I suggest you check it out on Amazon and read some reviews. And even if you are already happy at work, you should definitely pick up this book because I believe it will help you in so many ways in your life. And who wouldn’t want to be happier in life?
So what inspirational or motivational books have grabbed your attention lately? Leave a comment.