How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

“One of the toughest things about a rut is acknowledging that you are in one,” says Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur and author.

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Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to revive your interest in your work?

Here’s some great information from Gulati, and esteemed University of Michigan researcher and professor, Gretchen Spreitzer about how to do just that, including a couple of very useful case examples:

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job – HBR.

The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness | Science | Smithsonian

What does the Dalai Lama have to teach psychologists about joy and contentment?

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-scientific-pursuit-of-happiness-100375676/#feCz1pFelxpQztqe.99
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The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness | Science | Smithsonian.

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

This is excellent!!!

As an entrepreneur I have to be totally self-motivating and I know every one of these is important in being productive, engaged and focused on the right things.

When I coach executive clients, I find it is the rare leader who does not feel that they always have more work to do than they can get done, and that they all welcome ways that they can do more of the high value work and maintain a sense of ongoing progress and accomplishment.

“Motivation” Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.Check it out here:

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review

This is a provocative article. (It starts out saying, “Imagine you are Mary Barra.”)
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Only 20% of senior leaders let those who work for them know about their efforts to manage stress. Why don’t more leaders share their stress management strategies?

Read on and let me know what you think.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review.

Play Through Problems for Better Outcomes- Josh Linkner

Let’s ALL play more today! Check out Josh Linkner’s blog. (I alreadyj0149018 feel lighter.)

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Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com

This is an excellent article. How would you rate yourself on each of these measures?

Tony Schwartz and Chistine Porath get it right again as they discuss why the way we’re working isn’t working, and some of the basic principles of the Energy Project.

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Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com.

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Love this post! Collapses a whole bunch of brain science research into some quick, usable information. What can you do better at today?
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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People.

Josh Linkners Blog: The Past Is Dead

How much are you holding on to the past? Or, even, letting the past control you or hold you back in doing and being your highest self? Check out this recent post from Josh Linkner, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and accomplished jazz musician:

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Josh Linkners Blog: The Past Is Dead.

10 things you might not know about love – CNN.com

Couple Smiling at One AnotherNot a usual topic of this blog, but so fascinating I couldn’t resist.

Read Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson’s short list of new knowledge founded in scientific research about love — it will surprize you and change the way you think about this important subject. Even Dr.Fredrickson says she and learned some lessons in the process!

10 things you might not know about love – CNN.com.

9 Habits of Super Positive People

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Here’s to a more positive 2013! Let’s make it out best year ever?

What are your stay-positive tips? (Please share your comments.)