Finding Joy When Work Isn’t Enjoyable featuring Shundrawn Thomas

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Summary

Our workplaces can be places where we share our God-given gifts with the world or the source of stress and disappointment. So, what do we do when work isn’t enjoyable? Join Joanna Meyer and Dustin Moody as they talk with Shundrawn Thomas, the president and chief executive of a trillion-dollar global investment management firm, about how to find joy in your work. In addition to his role as a corporate leader, Shundrawn wrote the book Discovering Joy at Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation (InterVarsity Press), which he discusses in this episode.

Highlights

On the life you live:

“The greatest joy, as well as the greatest pain of living, comes not only from what we live but even more from how we think and feel about what we are living.” – Henri Nouwen

On the mindset you bring to work:

“In order to discover the kind of joy that I’m talking about, you have to transform your mindset. The Bible talks to us about that all the time. It says that we are transformed literally by the renewing of our minds. It’s telling us that if we want to experience life differently, including our work, it starts with a literal transformation of our mindset or our thinking.

On the mission of your organization:

“When you join any organization, small or large, you’re committing to the mission of that organization and you want to be in tune with it to not only be productive but to feel fulfilled. How will you purposely and positively impact the lives of other people?”

Resources

If you enjoyed this conversation be sure to check out Shundrawn Thomas’ book, “Discovering Joy at Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation”.

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