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How to Enjoy Your Job Video by the author, Joanna Penn

June 29, 2008

This is a short video of me discussing my book, “How to Enjoy Your Job”. It explains why I wrote it and why I think it is important for people to enjoy work. I am passionate about helping people change their working lives, and this video gives you an insight into how to book can help that.

You can get a free chapter and e-workbook
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About this Blog

April 13, 2008

“I work these 12 hour days, six days a week. Most days I take no lunch, no break. It’s all work. I’m going to end up walking out. I have nothing left to give. It’s like someone pounding on your head 11-12 hours a day. For years. Some mornings, I wake up, I can’t move.”   Sandy, HR Director – from “Gig: Americans talk about their jobs.”

Can you identify with this? Do you feel that the commuter train is making you crazy? Do you get depressed on Sunday nights?

I work in the IT consulting industry and it is packed with people who don’t enjoy their jobs. The offices of the world are full of people feeling the same way.

There is something wrong with the way we work if so many people are miserable.

I believe that people can be happy in their work, and that individuals can find the job that is right for them. Most people do want to work. Even if they won the lottery, they would get bored with golf after a while and need something else to do. It is important to feel needed and important in the world – to feel we are contributing.

These are the top 6 reasons people don’t like their jobs.

  • I’m bored
  • I’m stressed
  • I’m under-rewarded and un-appreciated
  • I’m trapped into the job by the money
  • Other people make work a nightmare
  • I don’t know what I want to do – but it’s not this!

This blog will be investigating these issues and others.

It will focus on coming up with solutions to the problems and not just moaning about how terrible work is.

It will also be looking at what companies can do to improve life for employees, as well as what individuals can do to improve their own personal situation.

It is a manifesto for change in the way we work. I look forward to hearing from you.