By Cheryl Biron, EO New Jersey
After a career of working for others – and now for myself – I’ve identified three key questions helped maximize my productivity and ultimate happiness over the course of many years:
“What?”, “Where?” and “With whom?”
When I started out in the workforce, as an overachiever, I was led to believe that happiness came from success, and success came from going to the top schools and moving up the corporate ladder at Fortune 500 companies. And so I set out, a Cornell undergrad having attended the Merrill Lynch financial analyst program, with a Wharton MBA and Procter & Gamble marketing experience. I was well on my way to success, but happiness? Not so much.