For those who are active in the workforce, many unique challenges can arise, from navigating relationships with clients, coworkers, and managers to finding your motivation to stay productive; from evaluating when to quit or look for a new role to establishing a healthy work-life balance. Whatever color your collar and however short or long your resumé, balancing external expectations and responsibilities with the reality of living as your whole self will undoubtedly provide some situations that would benefit from the guidance of those who have been there before.
Over the past several years, Howard Cutler has continued his conversations with the Dalai Lama, asking him the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time. Work—whether it’s in the home or at an office—is what mostly runs our lives.
For months, Katie has been thinking about quitting her job. Although the 27-year-old feels fortunate to have a good job that pays well, her co-workers' negative energy makes the work environment unhealthy. "I can feel when there's toxic energy around," Katie explains.
It’s hard to articulate what a remote worker does when they’re sick. You’re not really “staying home” when you already usually work from home, and if work is right there, you have to stop scratching the itch that says It’s just one email. It won’t take long.
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with poet David Whyte about the importance of work and relationships, the balance between training and expressing of one’s talents, the lessons of mortality, and other topics.
Use your head. That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve got it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul, is think outside the brain.