How to be happy with your job?

So, do you want to be happy with your job?

I will tell you the secret to become a happy employee: Stop focusing on your own happiness.

Instead of trying to be happy, make sure that your boss is happy with your work and that your team members are happy with your contributions.

Exactly: Focus on the people who work with you and make them happy! As a consequence, you will also be happy.

– Because when people trust you they will give you autonomy to do your job.
– When your boss admires you he will give you the opportunity to develop your skills.
– And you will have a sense of purpose, because you will be focusing on your contributions instead of focusing on your own happiness.

And Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose are the main ingredients you need to be happy with your job.

This has been exactly my experience working as a Data Science Expert at CodeFuel.
By focusing on my contributions I was granted the opportunity to apply sophisticated Machine Learning models in very interesting projects such as:
– Contextual Targeting
– User Intent Discovery
– Dynamic Creative Optimization
– Real-Time Bidding

I know that I am trusted by my co-workers at CodeFuel. They ask me to solve challenging problems that match my skills. And this makes me happy.

About Hayim Makabee

Veteran software developer, enthusiastic programmer, author of a book on Object-Oriented Programming, co-founder and CEO at KashKlik, an innovative Influencer Marketing platform.
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