Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing
Career: focus on advancement
Calling: focus on work as a higher purpose
Cutler probes the Dalai Lama's wisdom by posing these questions: How does the relationship between our personal values and those of our employers affect happiness? What is the relationship between self-awareness and work? What are the main sources of dissatisfaction and how can we cope with them? How do we deal with conflicts with coworkers and bosses? How do we deal with jealousy, anger, or hostility at work? How does the lack of freedom affect our levels of happiness? How do we deal with boredom or lack of challenge? Unfair criticism? Overly demanding or taxing situations? Job change and unemployment?
Once again, Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we know how to apply the wisdom to daily life. This is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living....Continua
A very nice book to read. Dalai Lama is candid enough to share his thoughts, admits something he does not know or is not sure. Some of the dialogue are pretty thought provoking too.
This isn't as good as the first book. It is almost like trying to compare apple and orange. The Work and Happiness do not come together, if we follow the western definition of Work.
The author has spent a tremendous effort to rectify the concept of Work to the western, so he can relate "Work" to happiness. But it is for me becoming very superficial and for sake of doing this book. The conclusion should be "this is not a good topic for Dalai Lama to elaborate on, since he has totally different perception of Work from the western's definition. His work is his life, and the two are inseparable, that is how you make your work Happy-able....Continua