Please be happy in your work

Talking to an accomplished creative leader recently it was clear that he is not happy in his work. He admitted as much. I feared a downward spiral would begin.

I encouraged him, as I encourage you, to find whatever in your work that is fun and rewarding – make an effort to find it and develop it. Find the flow. If you can’t find it, then it is time to move on.

I once stayed too long in a miserable job – for the income. I was depressed. I got physically sick. It hurt me and it hurt my family. And clearly I cannot have been doing a good job. Moving on was absolutely the best outcome. Absolutely. It was a revelation.

If you can’t find it in you to enjoy it – get out. At once. And do something you like.

Okay. End of rant. We can talk about it if you like.