With Cal Misener

Our guest, Cal Misener tells us that three-quarters of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. That’s a huge number of dissatisfied people!

In this episode, Cal share’s a few steps that he has discovered in his work, first with a major Canadian Corporation, and now as a consultant and coach, that will help employees and leaders to discover their purpose and enjoy their work more.

What’s inspiring about Cal’s story?

“I was able to completely rework my career in order to focus on work that I am passionate about and my goal is to help others do the same.” ~ Cal Misener

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Cal’s Inspirational Quotes and Notes (paraphrased)

Cal had no idea what he was going to do for a career when he was younger. As a result, he became a little bit obsessed on how to find that answer to discover what you want to do and what’s in your heart to do.

“Love Your Work, Love Your Life” is the name of Cal’s Get Inspired Talk. His mission is to help people find their passion.

People follow the formula and often feel miserable. The formula is: go to school, get a degree, get a job and work hard the rest of your life.

How do you find out what you’re passionate about? What are the things that light you up? Can you somehow marry those things with the work that you do in some fashion?

We’re talking about matters of the heart. Check in with your heart, your gut, and your intuition. And ask yourself, “how do you really feel about the work that you’re doing?”

If the work that you’re doing is sucking the life out of you, decide to make a change.

What’s the one small step you can take today to get you feeling aligned with what you really want to do?

Cal became the workplace happiness guy at Telus. He had to convince his boss who was a pretty enlightened and was willing to go along with Cal after he put a plan together.

He was able to transform his career and do more of the stuff that he wanted to do and less of the stuff that he didn’t.

He started to ask people what they really wanted to do? If money wasn’t an object what would you do? How would you spend your time? He found the answers are often very profound and different from what people were doing at the moment.

He says eventually he got to witness transformations of people who used to come in just to collect a paycheque, to where people were feeling like they won the lottery.

He became more engaged in his work too because he actually got to do things that he was excited about.

Cal’s simple formula: Happy Team members equals happy customers, equals happy shareholders

He is surprised that more companies are not concerned about how their employees are feeling.

There is a lot of science behind what Cal is talking about. There are tangible business benefits to having employees that are happy. One of the most relevant questions you can ask employees is “how do they feel?” and “would you recommend the company you work at as a place for others to work?”

It’s about how people feel. It’s that simple. EQ emotional quotient. It’s about being empathetic and checking in with your heart.

Cal believes there is a direct correlation between alignment and the money you make. Being clear on what you want to do can make you unstoppable. How do you feel on Sunday night about going back to work on Monday night?

The more you are in service to others the more potential earning you have. Money and income follow if you are in service to other people and you are aligned with what’s in your heart.

Another formula – Having the right people in the right roles, doing work that they love. Once you have that Cal has created what he calls the five pillars to support a great team. One of the pillars is around community giving or contribution. It’s one of the best ways to make this connection of alignment and contribution. Cal thinks people want to do business with companies that have a heart.

The societal impact of people finding out what they are passionate about and doing that, is huge. Otherwise, people feel trapped and not very fulfilled. We spent 2/3 of our waking life at work. If we are miserable during that time the impact is massive.

A large percentage of people, at least three out of four people are not satisfied with the work they’re doing. When you lose good people because they’re not happy it’s an expensive proposition as a leader.

Cal is helping companies support a great team and helping individuals figure out what they really want to do.

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