Love What You Do is the second book in the Crappy to Happy series by Cass Dunn. It promises simple steps to find meaning in your work.
Imagine how you would answer the question: ‘If you could do anything at all, what would it be?’
The chapters are:
- Start where you are
- Play to your strengths
- Make it meaningful
- Find your Flow
- Be true to you
- Cultivate positive relationships
- Be brave
- Create the right balance
- Do it your own way
- Find your calling
Cass discusses finding out your Character Strengths and Virtues developed by Professor Martin Seligman and Professor Christopher Peterson, and exploring the work of Marcus Buckingham and Don Clifton, authors of ‘Now Discover your Strengths’. You can find your superpowers by taking the MBTI and the finding out your DISC profile.
You’ll be encouraged to find your flow, which is all about being so completely absorbed in what you are doing that you lose track of time. A large part of the book is devoted to changing the way you think about your work and crafting a career that is satisfying.
Each chapter is short and interesting, with some pages only a paragraph long. There are some questions that you could answer as a journaling exercise.
Check out our Interview with Cass Dunn.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Available in Hardback
Category: Health and Self-Help
About Cass Dunn
Crappy to Happy: Love What You Do offers ten easily digestible chapters, each followed by three key takeaway steps, making it really easy to start implementing Cass’s practical advice. As a Master of Psychology and Science, Cass explains the science behind our emotions so that we can better understand how we can change them. Here Cass demonstrates how you can change your attitude towards your work, seek out opportunities that make you feel more in control of your career and look forward to the working day ahead. With chapters on finding work-life balance, learning to ask for more from your job and getting along with your colleagues, this book really couldn’t come at a better time.
The Crappy to Happy podcast, which Cass began with trainer Tiffany Hall in 2017, has had over 3 million downloads in Australia, averaging 200,000 downloads per month!