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October 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Cost of Unhappiness Views: 100 Happiness

The Cost of Unhappiness

Part 4 – Making Work Better


“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

– Booker T. Washington


For the last several weeks, I’ve been telling you about all the things going wrong in John’s life. Today I’m going to start telling you how I help make things better. Remember that boss that loves to berate John for the slightest misstep? Well I can’t change him, but what I can do is work with John to find ways of working with his boss’s personality issues so that at the end of the day John feels a little less battered and bruised. We can also work on setting goals to help John move in the direction he wants to go within the company so that he has some incentive beyond just a paycheck to keep doing his job. In the end, we may not be able to make his environment perfect, but we can hopefully make it more tolerable and reduce the Cost of Unhappiness.

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