It’s a great time to be on a mission.
Take Eric Termuende, the 24-year-old hotshot on the speaker’s circuit.
In his new book, Rethink Work, Eric is on a mission to redefine what work is so that people can find happiness in their lives and their work.
For all those who worry about talented young people heading for the door after they’ve inhaled some valuable training at company expense, Eric’s advice about how to hire—and retain—the best employees should be mandatory reading.
It doesn’t matter what you do, he says. It matters why you do it, who you do it with, and how. You could be making cold calls, for instance, but if you’re doing it to make the world a better place, or help your political candidate win an election, you’ll end the day energized and happy. Or look at it the other way: You could be doing your life’s work, the exact job you trained for, but if you can’t stand the people in your office, and your boss treats you badly, you won’t stay on the job for long.
There’s more. These days, the best employees don’t want to balance work and life. They’re not separate and distinct from one another. Rather work and life should be integrated. They should flow together.
That makes a lot of sense to me. My office is at home; I literally have a publishing house. No matter where I am, or what I’m doing, I’m thinking about authors—who could write a great book and what that might be. I’m thinking about how to promote authors like Eric, whose book is coming out next week.
You’ll be hearing a lot from Eric over the next few months, but you can check him out on this video.
Isn’t it refreshing at a time like this to hear positive news from someone under 30?