“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion, He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.” – James Michener
It’s common to hear that a high percentage of employees dislike their jobs. A Washington Post article suggests only 13% of people worldwide like going to work. That’s a startling number but one that is reinforced by many people I talk with daily.
Are these statistics a statement about work itself or the kind of work people are engaged in?
Just over a year ago I came across Dan Miller and his (48 Days To The Work You Love/No More Dreaded Mondays/Wisdom Meets Passion) book and I have to say, it has changed the way I view my work now.
I thought you might like to check out the site as well.
After reading 48 Days To The Work You Love, I visited Dan in Nashville. It was a wonderful couple of days as we explored life-coaching, the meaning of work and the importance of finding work that fits who we are; our skills & abilities, personality traits and our values, dreams & passions. Dan has helped thousands through the process of finding meaningful work.
He has helped me as well and has been a significant part of my own personal journey over the past 18 months as I began to explore what the next chapter of my life might look like.
Check out the success stories on the site and let me know what you think.