Do you enjoy your work? (an update about this newsletter)

written by  Ryan Seamons

The #1 regret of the dying is that they didn’t live a life true to what they wanted. I’ve been taking my own medicine lately and asking myself, “What do I want?”. The consulting business I’ve been running has been adapting to all the change and I’ve made a number of personal adaptations myself.

I’m excited to update this weekly email. Moving forward it will be called Patterns with a focus on the patterns that help us find work we love and enjoy the work we do.

I plan to continue with similar content I’ve been writing about: models, stories, tips, and questions each week to inspire intentional reflection + action that can impact the way work you experience your work.

Read more, including my story about how this journey started when I worked at a grocery store at age 16, at Enjoy Your Work, a personal manifesto about working with joy.

Also, watch this 2-minute clip to see what enjoying your work can look like:

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I appreciate the continued support many on this list have shown. It is inspiring to hear the many responses to questions I ask. I am honored to know many of you and be a part of your journey to find purpose and do work that matters.

What does joy look like in your work?

About the Author

Ryan Seamons
writes about more human approaches to modern management.

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