What Does Essence Mean and How Can it Help You Have More Fulfilling Work?
Written by Peter Matthies
Previously published on One Idea Away | July 3, 2019
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a multi-millionaire or working two jobs to make ends meet; there’s one hidden driver that determines whether you enjoy life, whether you’re engaged and energized at work, or whether–despite all riches–you experience struggle or frustration.
As a former Venture Capitalist, I lived a cushy lifestyle, stayed at five-star hotels in Bermuda and enjoyed transatlantic upgrades to first class. And yet, when I returned home and put my head on the pillow at night, the same persistent question kept bubbling up: “Isn’t there a better way to work and live? A way that’s more fulfilling, meaningful–and, yes–happy?”
In the past 20 years of working with business leaders in companies of all sizes–from one to over 100,000 employees–I can’t tell you how many expressed to me the same deep yearning for purpose and fulfillment; to work in a way where they can finally relax and expand into their authenticity. Look at the research: 85% of the global workforce is disengaged, ultimately asking for a better way to get ahead in life.
“What if you had one thing that could change everything?” I ask my clients. “One simple tool” . . .