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The Joy Worker Manifesto

Joy workers look like this but have more clothes on

Are you kidding?! Joy workers don’t do manifestos! Too cumbersome. 

Luckily for you they will do bullet points:

  • Find joy in your work (or don’t do it)
  • Your experience is now, mine it for the richness there is in this alive freaking minute
  • Joy workers don’t commiserate, they expressify (their higher vibration lifts you up)

You know a joy worker by the way you feel around them. You feel good. It’s the only metric. 

Some are out loud grooving to their thing. Others are subtly sublimely transcendentally quiet.

In a post a few years ago I outed joy worker Paul Kraemer:

And finally, Paul Kraemer, who is one happy beast when he’s at work — or play — or in conversation. 

Paul believes in you like your parents did when you were two. 

It’s infectious. You walk away muttering, damn, I am just the coolest cat, aren’t I?! . . . . That’s a gift, Paul, to all of us you splash your enthusiasm upon.

Joy workers can inhabit any position at any level. Ambition doesn’t drive a joy worker — delight does. 

Goals often feel like a slog to joy workers, they are living that much in the moment.

Mirth and wonder and humor move joy workers more than goals.

Go to Mollie Player’s Suddenly Awesome blog and read only the short posts. That’s some joy working going on there.

There’s only one way to bring the joy worker mentality into your own work: Enjoy the hell out of it no matter what.

Whatever is before you, enjoy it.

Whoever is in front of you, relish them.

The moment you’re in, enliven it.

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Advanced reading: Bug, a Joy Worker

For you 

Evan Griffith
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