~Today I would like to share with you my oral presentation from the Business Writing course I just finished 🙂 I like to call it: Whistle While You Work
How to be happy in the workplace.
Why am I qualified to give this presentation? Well, I am extremely happy ALL the time. I get very excited in my everyday life whether I’m just meeting with some friends or coming into class in the morning. I like to be happy. I’ve also left a lot of jobs because I wasn’t happy with them.
You know that feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and dread going to work? That’s usually the point when I start planning my escape route from that job. A change. If I don’t love it, I simply leave.
Now, how many of you see a grumpy or unhappy person everyday? I know I do. And just as a note here: No joke, sometimes your happiness literally pisses people off… excuse my language 😛 (yup I actually swore in my presentation). I actually had a former co-worker approach me one time when I was a Personal Trainer and say, “Tanya, you are WAY too happy all the time.”
What? How is this a bad thing? But, we see these grumpy people every day:
Bus drivers who don’t say anything or even look at you when you greet them, coffee baristas who glare when you order a difficult drink… or maybe even a boss who thinks the entire world revolves around them for some reason. Yes, I have worked for people like that before and it is not fun.
So before I talk about my little secret to happiness, let’s look at Grumpiness and Unhappiness:
- No one likes a Grumpy Gus
- When someone is grumpy it sucks!
- Being unhappy is exhausting
- When you are unhappy you are less attractive
Do you normally look at a grumpy person and think, “Oh yes, I want to be around you!“- No… well unless that’s what you’re into… (weird face)
Which brings me to my next point: So many people hate their jobs! And they are perfectly fine with that. OK so let’s ask ourselves:
- How does it make us feel to encounter someone in a bad mood?- Lame
- Can you tell when someone dislikes their job?- More than likely
- What is it that drives us to stay in unhappy situations?- Money $$ is a big one
There is a huge difference between “Making a Living” and “Living” (this is where I had the entire class close their eyes to see what image came into their heads when stating each of these)
It’s no surprise a lot of people get these two things mixed up.
Some people actually think that making a living IS living. Well guess what?! It’s not.
Some people think the whole purpose of life is to just work until they are retired and buy things and stuff and raise a family. I mean yes these are all great things, but there is so much more to life than that.
There are so many ways to find Happiness 🙂
- First we must ask ourselves, “Why am I unhappy?”
- Then when we find the answer ei: a person, place or thing etc. we just simply get rid of it!
- You can also turn your frown upside down
- Self affirmations LOVE YO SELF!!!
- Choose to be happier and less grumpy
- Learn to love your process
and if you’re still not happy at work, LEAVE!!!
You really don’t have to stay at the same job for your whole life. Especially if it makes you unhappy. Why would you want to do that? Aren’t we all deserving of something we enjoy doing?
So, do you want to know my secret to happiness??
The meaning of life is to LIVE! Do what you love and LOVE what you do. If you don’t love what you are doing what’s the point? Life is way to short to be unhappy 😀 SMILE!!!!
So, in conclusion:
- Grumpy people suck
- Happiness is a choice we all have
- AND we deserve to be in a happy place
All of us!! xo 🙂
So go out there into the big old world and find a job YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!
That’s what happiness is. It’s LOVE ❤ xoxoxoxoxox Do what you love and love what you do!
Thank you 🙂
(Cue happy slide) 😉