Dear Friends of Allison Rimm and Associates,

Do you wake up every morning excited to go to work? According to a recent Gallup survey, 70% of you would probably say no. In today’s edition of Joy Strategies, I am pleased to present three new articles that address this issue head-on and provide some practical suggestions of what you can do to be more engaged and satisfied at work, whatever your circumstances may be.

"Passion as a Motivator of Success"
Guest Post by William J. Ferguson

First, I am delighted to share this guest post entitled, "Passion as a Motivator of Success" written by FPL CEO and author, Bill Ferguson. Bill has been kind enough to relay some of the insights he gained from interviewing some of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs. According to these Titans, passion is the key to an entrepreneur’s success.  Have you considered striking out on your own?  As you read, consider what would be the “love of the game” for you.’s Cognoscenti -

"The Pursuit of Professional Happiness:
3 Ways to be Happier in Your Job"

This second post is my debut article for’s Cognoscenti in which I offer three strategies to be happier at work even when your work environment is anything but happy.  What strategies have you employed to find more joy and satisfaction on the job?, Please share your experiences in the comments section at the end of this post.

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"Are You Ready for a Career (R)evolution?"
By Marla Gottschalk

Here is a great article from colleague and industrial/organizational psychologist Marla Gottschalk on the importance of being resilient in today's workplace and an assessment of your readiness. I was pleased to contribute to this article and hope you enjoy!

As always, thanks so much for reading and sharing.

With Joy & Gratitude,

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