Weekend Watching: 3 Videos on How to Be Happy at Work

August 30, 2013

11:00 am

On Monday, we’ll all celebrate Labor Day…by taking the day off.

You’ve probably remarked on this paradox of Labor Day before, and you probably know the reasons behind it: many people don’t love their jobs, so they welcome any excuse to stay home.

But what if we were happier at work? It’s a question that more and more people are asking these days. Below, three entrepreneurs share their take on finding more fulfillment during business hours.

Nataly Kogan on How to Be Happier

Kogan, creator of the app Happier, explains why we think about happiness wrong, what’s the problem with “positive entrepreneur porn,” and why entrepreneurs should strive to be not happy, but happier.

Karl Staib of Work Happy Now on Doing Work You Love

Career coach Staib explains how to use your “superpowers,” where curiosity fits in, and why relationships are so meaningful.

Chris Schultz Talks about Niko Niko

Chris Schultz talks about Niko Niko, his solution to improve workplace happiness, and how entrepreneurs can avoid common happiness-killing mistakes.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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