Monday, September 19, 2016

The Dangers of Being Dutiful

Some great key take aways from this video on how we want to live our life and find success in our career. Work duty can guarantee it's a basic income but only sincere pleasure let work and generate sizable success. This is because success in the modern economy will generally only go to those who can bring extraordinary dedication and imagination to their labours and this is only possible when one is, to a large extent, having fun. Only when we are intrinsically motivated are we capable of generating the very high levels of energy and brainpower necessary to stand out from the competition. Work that has been produced merely out of duty will be limp and lacking next to that done out of love.

Yet we have to recognize that asking ourselves what we might really want to do, without any immediate or primary consideration for money or reputation which goes against our every, educationally-embedded assumption about what could possibly keep us safe. When people are suffering under the rule of duty, it can be helpful to take a morbid turn and ask them to imagine what they might think of their lives from the vantage point of their deathbeds. The thought of death may usefully detach us from prevailing fears of what others think. The prospect of the end reminds us of an imperative higher still than a duty to society: a duty to ourselves, to our talents, to our interests and our passions.


In other words, pleasure isn’t the opposite of work; it’s a key ingredient of successful work!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Find people or companies that share passionately in what you believe!

As Simon Sinek says :..if you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money, but if they believe what you believe,they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears" . It's time to match people who share the same passion and believe in what you do.

Friday, August 19, 2016

About Occupassion


Life is short, we spend 1/3 or our life working and yet research has shown that 90% of us are not passionate in what we do. Much research has shown that if you work in what you are passionate in, you are happier and live a more fulfilling life. Research has also shown that this is the cause of burnout for people who don't have their interest aligned with their work. This causes a turnover rate of more than 62 million jobs per year in the US alone and costs companies over $370 billion due to employee disengagement.

Until now, recruiting had been based on talent and skill, and there are no easy and effective ways to match people based on their passion.  As research has shown, passion is a better indicator for employee motivation and engagement. Why? You can teach someone who has potential a skill but you cannot train someone to have passion for something when they don't.

The best recruiter might be able to find a company the most talented people in the world but they may lack passion for what the company is building; they won't be motivated to put their talents to work and will probably leave after a few years or sooner. Simon Sinek, who gave the popular TED talk 'How great leaders inspire action', says "...if you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money, but if they believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears."

Why are we able to change how we hire now? There is now so much data about us online that wasn't available in previous years. Research by Stanford University and Cambridge University has shown that just based on Facebook likes alone they were able to understand you better than your own spouse. Facebook and Google now know so much about us but they are using it to sell us something; why not use this information for something that would benefit us all to help us find work that we love? That's why we started occupassion.co with the mission to bring more happiness to your work life so you could live a more fulfilling life.

Occupassion is a hassle free AI recommending platform that matches job-seekers to companies and teams that have their passions and interests aligned. Unlike other companies, we do this differently and better by analyzing your digital footprint automatically without the need for long personality tests or confusing questionnaires which have shown to be inaccurate.

This helps companies save money with higher retention, make more money as workers are engaged, create an impact as they share the passion and have a healthy culture as the employees are happy. A win for all.

Leave a comment or let us know at contact@occupassion.co on how we could better achieve this mission. We value your opinion and are proud to have everyone involved in the growth of this company that we could all be apart of.

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