In the article, How Happy Do Weekends Actually Make Us? Bloomberg Business reports a study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research found people who are happy at work, are just as happy during the week as they are on the weekends. Imagine that. Experiencing equal measures of pleasure every day of the week instead of Monday Blues stretching out to ‘Thank Goodness it’s Friday’ Fridays, followed by two days of trying to cram in as much fun as possible to break up the weekly drudgery.
People who genuinely like their coworkers and their work environment get as much pleasure from their weekdays as they do from their weekends. They look forward to interacting with people who inspire them and they thrive on the challenges of the day. These people often feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment from what they’re doing on a daily basis.
For many, this seven-days-a-week happiness comes from being an entrepreneur. In the article The Connection Between Entrepreneurship and Happiness from Inc, AJ Agrawal says the fulfillment entrepreneurs feel comes from relationships they’re able to forge and the opportunity for self growth.
“Working in the trenches with people you trust creates happiness. The constant obstacles you overcome and learn from create flow. And the journey
of creating a company with people who look out for one another is what gives us happiness as entrepreneurs.”
Quoting a study by University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business’ article, Rich or Not Entrepreneurs Are Happiest in Study, reports, “Grads running their own businesses ranked themselves happier than all other professions, regardless of how much money they made.”
If work happiness is a by-product of environment and the people we spend our time with, then it makes sense that entrepreneurs would find personal satisfaction from what they’re doing. They’re the ones creating that environment and they are the ones dictating whom they’re working with. If there’s a particular situation or person they’re not happy with, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to change it. Weekend or weekday, for many entrepreneurs, either one is equally satisfying.
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