This is the first episode that features a guest! Paul Tern, a Cambridge-grad junior doctor who works in London, joins the discussion about why we love our jobs. We start off with some meandering around the history of the 'I want to enjoy my job' mentality, and then share our personal experiences and philosophies about what it means to have fun at work.
We then explore the reasons why we each 'enjoy' the jobs that we do, and even taking a step back, how to measure/define something as multifactorial as 'job satisfaction'. We conclude that a big part of what makes a job fun is our own perspective (ie: talking ourselves into believing that we're having fun makes it so), but also things like the intellectual challenge, the room for growth and learning, and the people that we work with.
This week's guest
- Taimur, please populate this. I'm about to go to work :/
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Who are we?
What is Not Overthinking ?
The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better.
Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.
We'd love for you to join us.