According to Forbes, in 2012 only 50% of adults reported being satisfied with their jobs. Job dissatisfaction can greatly increase levels of anxiety, depression and stress. If this speaks to you, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dissatisfied with your job— ranging from disappointment with salary to feeling unchallenged in your work environment. In a difficult economic climate, it can be frightening or overwhelming to think about making a change. However, the good news is that finding the job you love, or loving the job you have may be within reach, because the main resources you need to achieve happiness in your career —or any other part of your life for that matter—reside within you. Read more
Despite your chronological (or numerical) age, it’s quite normal to feel like you still need to grow up in certain areas of your life. Whether you’re feeling disconnected in your relationship, your career seems mundane and unrewarding, or your spiritual life is unfulfilling, you can begin to take the steps to “grow up” to your highest potential in any part of your life. Many adults will ask themselves (or someone close to them) —sometimes in jest— “what do I want to do or be when I grow up?” If this rings a bell, it may be a comment that’s more grounded in reality than you think. It may be fear, anxiety, or self doubt that’s preventing you from making the most of a given part of your life, but as soon as you allow yourself to be aware that it’s time to make changes, these inner conflicts no longer need to control your life.
Obviously, businesses must make profits to survive and prosper. I believe that the best-run business organizations are those that can hit their goals in the crucial—make or break— profit area while operating from the higher stages whenever possible. With this in mind, it makes sense that all things being equal, an operation that emphasizes optimal motivation of its employees and other target stage values will have the best long-term profit potential. Read more