10 Keys To Be Happy At Work

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Sometimes happiness in professional life and personal life is not a matter of adding, but of subtracting. We have pointed out ten things you should never do in your job if you want to be happy. 

They are often very common mistakes that we make frequently. Not only is it a matter of being happier in the company, but also being useful in your work, generating fewer conflicts and problems, strengthening your teams and your professional relationships in general.

However, more than 50% of people are not happy in their jobs. 

10 Keys To Be Happy At Work
In Hebrew, the word "work" (avoid) has the same root as the word "slave" (even). Many of us have no choice but to work to live. So if we can not afford to leave, for whatever reason, or we just do not want to leave work, what can we do to make it more enjoyable?

I like to read about happiness, one of my favorite books is  Winning Happiness, by Tal Ben-Shahar. In it has a whole chapter dedicated to happiness at work.

Failing to do some things we can be happier in our work (and in our life). The 10 keys to being happy at work to have to do with not doing things that keep us from getting better.

If you want to be happier at work you CAN NOT:

1. Blame others.

The fault is not always with the suppliers, the external service, the clients, the time, the country or the government. Sometimes it's our fault. Stop blaming it on what happens to the crisis, the "thing" or the politicians. Take advantage of the time. Go see what your customers need. Talk to them. Stop thinking that others are to blame. Assume the responsibility. That will help you to improve.

And if it improves, it will be happier.

2. Try to impress others.

Nobody wants you for your clothes or your car or your house. Possessions are beautiful but not critical to business. People may like the way you dress or comment on the car or phone model that looks ... but that does not turn into more orders. Genuine relationships are not constructed with external elements.

3. Clinging too tightly to things.

The moment you get too attached to things, people, money ... you spoil everything! The challenge is to appreciate everything and not stick to anything (Andrew Mathews, author of the best-seller; Please be happy ).

4. Interrupt others. 

When someone is interrupted, what you are actually saying is: "I am not listening to you to understand what you are saying, I am listening to you to be able to say my opinion."
Do you want to know what people, your customers, your suppliers want? Listen to what they say. Concentrate on what they say. Ask questions to make sure you understand what they mean. 

5. Complain.

People who complain are wasting time in acting. Complain less and act more. It's common sense. Complaining about your problems makes you feel worse, not better.
If something is wrong, do not waste time complaining. Strive to improve the situation. Do not be talking about what is wrong all the time. Talk about how you are going to make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself.

6. Over-control others.

If you treat people like adults, they will respond to you as adults. If you treat people like children, they will respond to you as children. The control is usually short-term and usually does not work if it is a pressure measurement. In your company, you feel the general bases of operation (schedules, breaks, obligations), explains the reasons why things are done that way and trust people while remaining pending. But do not let too much control divert you from your real goals. If you are an entrepreneur, your mission is not just to manage your employees.

7. Criticize others.

Everyone is different, not better, not worse, just different. Appreciating the differences instead of the deficiencies will place you in a privileged position with both your co-workers and your employees. If you disagree with the attitude of a colleague or employee, criticizing it is just wasting time and creating a negative environment that does not help at all. And it keeps you from being happy.

8. Give advice without being asked.

If people do not ask you for advice, do not waste time giving it. They usually do not care about the information. Your mission in life is not to change people.

9. Hold on to the past. 

The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.
Then let it go and face the present and the future. In business you are as good, sometimes as your last job. Do not cling to the past and you will gain happiness.

10. Be afraid. 

We are all afraid of what may or may not happen, what we can not change or what we will not be able to do. We are afraid of how other people perceive us. Sometimes fear disappears after taking the first step. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is to act in spite of fear.

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