Some quotes from my book

Happy Hour is 9 to 5I thought I’d pull out and publish some quotes from my brand new book about happiness at work:

“Seriously: Do you want to spend your working life simply being satisfied? When you look back on 50 years spent in business, do you want to be able to say, ďWell, I was satisfied???? No! Make happiness your goal. As in, ďLetís make this a workplace where people are happy to work.??? As in, ďIíve been working for 50 years now, and it absolutely rocks! To me work is challenging, stimulating and just plain fun.??? ”

“Imagine for a moment how it would feel to lie in bed on a Monday morning going ďYES! I get to go to work this week!???”

“Studies consistently show that happy companies are way more productive, creative and service-oriented than unhappy ones. Therefore, the happy companies will beat the pants off the unhappy ones in the market place. The future of business is happy! Itís inevitable.”

“See, happiness at work is an emotion. It comes from inside of you, and like all other emotions it is difficult to define, but inescapable once itís present. Or not present. Can you define love? Poets have tried for thousands of years and arenít getting much closer. But when youíre feeling love, youíre acutely aware of it, even though you have no formal definition.”

“You canít be happy at work every day. No matter how much you love your job, there are still going to be bad days. And thatís coolóitís always OK to have a bad day at work.”

“Happiness at work is not about eliminating all the bad stuff from your job. Itís about being happy at work even though some of these bad things are present. Itís about building your skills and your energy to fix the problems, and to create more and more positive experiences at work.”

“The path to happiness at work starts with a simple decision: You must want to be happy. If you donít commit to being happy at work, you wonít be. You wonít make the choices that make you happy. You wonít take the actions needed to get there. You wonít change the things that need to change.”

All of these are plucked from just the introduction and the first chapter. Hey – that book is pretty quotable :o) You can buy it or read the whole book free online.

5 thoughts on “Some quotes from my book”

  1. Glad you liked it Craig. It begins with a choice. The choice itself doesn’t make us happy, but that is where it has to start. Without that choice, everything else is meaningless.

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