….Introducing The Career Happiness Formula

In our combined 75+ years working the people side of the business, we have seen how complex Career Happiness is.  While the “formula” for Career Happiness doesn’t change, each person’s definition of Career Happiness does as he or she moves through life.  Think back:  Is your definition of Career Happiness the same as it was ten years ago? Will it likely be the same in ten years?  We know that people strive to be happy, fulfilled, and contributing at work.  But Defining, Getting, and Owning one’s Career Happiness requires a heads-up approach to career management.

We start where you are right now, then we help you figure out what is working and what isn’t in your career or your job search.

  • Are you unhappy at work?
  • Are you in a job search that seems to be going nowhere? 
  • Or are you just longing for more or different in your professional life?        

Quite simply, we help you figure out what isn’t working, and what it will take to get you on track to your Career Happiness.  Together, we put together a plan to get as close as possible and coach you through the execution of the plan.

While most career coaches focus on a job, we are focused on the right job for you — because we know that real Career Happiness comes when all parts of your life are in alignment.

What if you don’t know what your Career Happiness looks like?

It is possible that you have never been in the right job. You may believe that Career Happiness is not an option for you. We beg to differ.   

For one to be Career Happy, all four parts of the Career Happiness Formula must be met.

The Career Happiness Formula

Doing what you like to do

Certainly, it is unrealistic to expect an entire work day will be spent doing only those things we like or love. Yet, clearly, people are happier — and likely more productive — at work when the majority of their work day is spent doing those things. How many people can truly answer the question, “What do you like to do”?

Doing what you are good at

It feels great to be good at your job. In all parts of our lives, we are likely to be happier when our endeavors are successful. When we are successful at work, we get positive external feedback, internal satisfaction, and position ourselves for additional opportunities and advancement. The reality is that no one is good at everything. When we recognize and acknowledge what we are good at, we can move toward those opportunities that require those skills.

Doing what you can get paid to do

Yeah, there is that darn paycheck thing. It is each individual’s responsibility to know what the market needs, that is, what it is willing to pay for. Consider: industry, profession, skills, knowledge, and competition. If one is good at something and enjoys it, but the market will not pay for it, it is a hobby.

In a place and a way you can be successful

Not every place is a fit for every person, nor is that the goal. Consider:  location, geography, commute, leadership style, mission, products, co-workers, values, opportunity for advancement, and general culture. Whether as a part of a hiring decision on the part of the organization, or choosing between job opportunities, these factors must be considered. Often lumped into the word “fit,” these are critical success points for all.

One size will never fit all. We coach you to find your “size.”

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