2 Strategies to Love Your Job

You want to love your job. Of course you do. But there are days — actually weeks, maybe even months where, let’s face it, the passion’s gone. The flame is out. The wheel is spinning, but the hamster is dead.

Do you want to reignite the spark? Let’s look to a marriage expert to help us out.

John Gottman, love scientist

John Gottman, author of the excellent The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, has spent his life deciphering what really makes couples tick. Rather than run with accepted wisdom — communicate more, share the chores, put the toilet seat down — he brought couples into his relationship lab in Seattle, Washington, and carefully watched them interact.

It turns out there are some sure-fire indicators as to which couples stay together and which ones break up. And it turns out we can use some of that insight to upgrade our relationship with our jobs.

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Michael Bungay Stanier 2017

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Dr. Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner and Founder of Box of Crayons, a company that helps people and organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. They’re best known for their coaching programs that give busy managers the tools to coach in 10 minutes or less.


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