After 84 Years, the World’s Happiest Employee Just Shared 3 Easy Rules to Learn to Love Your Work

After 84 Years, the World’s Happiest Employee Just Shared 3 Easy Rules to Learn to Love Your Work

Many of us think about happiness as something we enjoy in the evenings or on the weekends.

In short, we go to work and then we’re happy outside of work.

But happiness is at work is not just possible, it’s very important. Most of us spend a lot of time working and so if we can enjoy even just some of that time then we can significantly increase our happiness and quality of life. Further, if we can bring happiness to work we’ll ultimately perform better at work which creates more achievement and satisfaction and more.

So, check out this great article by Bill Murphy for some happiness tips from an expert …

Want to find joy at work? Here’s a hard-won insight into how. Three insights, actually.

First, we have to set the context. Our story is modern, but it starts a long time ago: back in 1938.

Our hero was just 14 years old. It was the middle of the Great Depression. His mother told him it was time to find a job and help support the family. 

He got one: shipping assistant at a company called Industrias Renaux S.A. He was happy to have the position.

He stayed.

  • Through World War II, he stayed. (He was promoted to a sales role.)
  • Through the Cold War, he stayed. (He became a sales manager.)
  • Through political upheaval and social change, he stayed. (He traveled farther and sold more than he ever might have imagined.)
  • Through the Space Age and the dawn of the Internet, he stayed.

Believe it or not, he’s still there.

Last week, the Guinness Book of World Records announced that Walter Orthmann, age 100, who has been working without interruption for the same company for just over 84 years, has set a new record for the longest tenure at a single business.

Let me make sure we didn’t miss the number: 84 years! And, the record he broke? It was also Orthmann’s, certified a few years back.

(Apparently if you keep going once you have a record like this, you can recertify every now and again to add to your streak.)

Regardless — whether it’s 80 years or 84 or however many it will be before Orthmann finally takes a break — what would make one person stay with the same company so long? 

Especially now, in the midst of what we call the Great Resignation, with millions of people leaving their work each month (4.5 million last month, alone), what makes someone stay with a single firm for decades?

According to Orthmann, it came down to three simple things …

… keep reading the full & original article HERE