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Stellar Overall Wellness

August 25, 2010

What makes living worthwhile?

According to authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter in their new book Well Being, it’s a matter of balance.

It might seem easier to treat the critical areas in our lives as if they are independent and unrelated, but they’re not.  They are interdependent.

The “they” these authors are referring to – critical areas – are Career Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, and Community Wellbeing.

Since we focus on career and personal wellbeing on this blog, I’d like to share with you Rath and Harter’s advice for improving your Career Wellness.  By the way, this refers to the manner in which you spend your day – not necessarily what you get paid to do.  Some people spend the day volunteering, or caring for others, for example.

First, as suggested in Rath’s previous book Strengthsfinder 2.0, “Every day, use your strengths.”

The authors’ second suggestion involves who you choose to socialize with.   It is their suggestion that you find people with whom you have a shared mission, and who encourage growth.   Essentially, finding like-minded people who will encourage you.

Last of all, Rath and Harter strongly suggest you work at developing relationships with people with whom you enjoy being with at work.

This is good, sound advice.    Your work experience, to some degree, is what you make of it.   Make it stellar.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bre permalink
    August 30, 2010 12:22 pm

    Found this on my way around the internet this morning and thought it might be something to promote on your teaching blog.

    The Free Resource is here to help the education community by giving teachers and students a website that they can utilized for trusted information. We would like to give back to the teachers specifically and help them raise money for their classroom. Each month we are going to give $300 to 1 lucky teacher to help them buy supplies for their classrooms and students.

    • August 30, 2010 3:27 pm

      Thanks for passing this on! I’ll check it out. Fran

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