by Sam, Management 3.0 Team
On our Happiness at Work Podcast the other week Laura Gassner Otting dove into something many of us think about but don’t often do something about. She asked the question:
Does the ‘what I do’ match the ‘who I am’?
Basically, she forced us to look at whether or not we’re living in alignment, in sync with our values. What does that mean? Well, firstly, it means knowing what’s important to you. If you’ve taken the time to define and understand your values that’s the first step. Once you’ve done that, the question is: Do your actions line up with those values?
In her book, Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, Laura says we need to stop comparing ourselves to other people. If the “who” we are doesn’t match the “what” we do it’s time to figure out why because we could bee at risk of suffering a “consonance crisis”, she says. This happens when we know things aren’t right, we just don’t know exactly what’s wrong and so solving for the void becomes difficult.
While Laura’s given countless talks and been on many podcasts, during our chat on the Happiness at Work podcast we tried to ask her something a little bit different. For example, what does happiness look like to her? Find out what she by tuning into the show.
And if you want to better understand how to:
- Achieve what you want by doing things differently
- Get unstuck
- Understand what it takes to get out of your own way and earn success
Then this is an excellent 30-minute listen. If you haven’t already subscribed to our podcast, do so today and get the latest shows as they air.
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