Engagement is both bliss and blisters so take blistering action and avoid blissful thinking.
A great teacher. Joseph Campbell offered brilliant insights on personal mythology and how we navigate through work and life. Campbell believed we should follow our bliss. When he was challenged later in life with the idea that following your bliss was just selfish hedonism, he stated that perhaps he should have said, “follow your blisters.”
Mental blisters. I believe employee engagement goes beyond doing what you love and loving what you do. It is exercising strong connection and hearty gumption with the tools of your work so that you experience blisters. You may be working more with computers and teams than shovels and rakes so those blisters may be less physical and more mental, emotional, or relationship blisters.
Take the bliss-tering action 2 step.
- Step 1: Discover or uncover your bliss.
- Step 2: Get busy on your bliss, creating blisters to ensure you bliss is fully lived and not just blissful thinking.
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David Zinger is working at being both blissful and blistered with employee engagement. He works with organizations and individuals to improve employee engagement. His speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting focus on helping organizations and individuals increase employee engagement by 20%. David founded the 3450 member Employee Engagement Network. The network is striving to increase employee engagement 20% by 2020.
Contact David today to increase engagement where you work. (Email: email@example.com / Phone 204 254 2130 / Website: www.davidzinger.com)