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What's that one thing we can do to help us to take ourselves to greater heights in our personal and professional life? In my opinion, if we love what we do, then things fall in place. I also feel that cumbersome tasks will become easier if we love what we are doing. If you're in pursuit of happiness, here are some things to consider:


Career Planning And Development

If you love what you do, then it becomes lot easier to make a career out of it. You will have means to do things, solve problems, and find the right people to help solve any problems that you cannot solve yourself. This all is possible because of your sheer passion for what you are doing.

Efficiency And Productivity

Since you have interest and passion in what you love to do, there's a great chance of you being efficient and productive. You always find ways to improve by creating your own benchmarks and surpassing them. You are not working for others, you're working for yourself. It does make a big difference.

Interpersonal Skills/Relationship Management

We hear about office politics, work pressure, boss not treating well, and so on. These problems take a back seat for someone who enjoys his or her work. You are so engrossed in your work that you hardly see these issues, and you are so passionate about doing things that you find ways to get things done (even if the person in front of you may not be as supportive). Essentially, I want to say that we must not leave any gap between doing what we love and loving what we do. If we aim to be happy and enjoy what we do then we will grow into better individuals and professionals. This may seem like a compromise. But it is not. My drive for doing something I love must be more than any obstacle in this world and if it is not then I better love what I do. Very rightly said by the great thinker and philosopher Confucius, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Enjoy this article? You've got time for another! Check out these related articles: Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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Everyone needs to feel their voice is heard and their contributions are important. Something as simple as sharing a drink the last hour of the day on a Friday with the team to recap wins and give praise can build camaraderie within the team.


All of the above are fairly simple to implement but can make a huge difference in morale and motivation. Have any of these tips worked well for young the past? Do you have other tips to motivate your creative team? If so, please share them with me!

Encourage curiosity. Spark debate. Stimulate creativity and your team will be better at handling challenges with flexibility and resourcefulness. Create a safe space for ideas, all ideas, to be heard. In ideation, we need the weird and off-the-wall ideas to spur us on to push through to the great ideas.

Sure, there are a ton of studies done on this, but here is my very unscientific personal take. When team members can make decisions about how they work on projects, they are more engaged and connected to the project outcome. When they see how potentially dropping the ball would affect the entire team, they step up. When they feel like what they are doing is impactful and valued, they are naturally motivated to learn more, and be even better team members.

Rarely does a one-size-fits-all style work when it comes to team motivation. I have found that aligning employee goals with organization goals works well. Taking time to get to know everyone on your team is invaluable. What parts of their job do they love? What do they not enjoy? What skills do they want to learn? Even going so far as to where they see themselves in five years career-wise. These questions help you right-fit projects, and help your team see you are committed to creating a career path for them within the company.

Most designers I know love a good challenge. We are problem solvers by nature. Consistently give yourself and your team small challenges, both design-related and not. It will promote openness within the team to collaborate, and it will help generate ideas faster in the long run. Whether the challenge is to find a more exciting way to present an idea to stakeholders or fitting a new tool into the budget, make it a challenge just to shake things up.

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