Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ask the Experts

Back by popular demand, King Richard III continues his stint as guest columnist for "Ask the Experts."

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, many readers have come to me with the same question: “How can I be happier with my job in 2010?”

I am flattered by this widespread recognition of my professional skills. Normally, I would not seek out this kind of praise even though I have achieved great success as a go-getter, a risk-taker, and a dynamic leader with no inhibitions. Someone who’s unafraid to go after what he wants in the workplace. Someone who has not let his physical disabilities impair his head or his heart.

In response to public outcry, I have compiled a “Top 10” list of professional advice based on my own experience and wisdom.

The Top Ten Ways to Make Your Job Fulfilling

1. Make a list of all the professional skills that you would like to have, and then rank them in order of importance.
2. Go on a shopping spree to The Container Store. Lack of organization is a big time waster!
3. Write down two achievements that you would like to have in your lifetime. Now, write down any obstacles that might stand in your way.
4. Promote yourself! Decorate your office or cubicle with any emails, certificates, letters, pictures that highlight your personal and professional accomplishments.
5. Take the extra time to praise secretaries, messengers, and janitorial staff for the great job they are doing. It feels good to make others proud of their work.
6. Inform co-worker A that co-worker B is planning to murder your boss. Swear co-worker A to secrecy.
7. Inform co-worker C of the same.
8. Treat co-workers A and C to front-row Celtics tickets.
9. Murder boss.
10. Do something nice for yourself every work day! Eat a gourmet chocolate bar, send an email to an old friend, order a silk tie online, get your shoes professionally polished, or take a walk outside.

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