The Myth of the Dream Job | Simone Stolzoff

Ten Percent Happier
September 4, 2023
The Myth of the Dream Job | Simone Stolzoff
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Balancing happiness and ambition is a challenge, especially if you often define yourself by your work. Stolzoff covers why it’s good to have a job that’s simply good enough.

Simone Stolzoff is the author of The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work. He is a designer and workplace expert from San Francisco, and a former design lead at the global innovation firm IDEO. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford and The University of Pennsylvania.

In this episode we talk about:

  • His argument for diversifying our sources for what makes a meaningful life 
  • How passion for your job shouldn’t be a stand-in for pay or security 
  • And how to balance the pursuit of meaningful work without letting it take over your life

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