Our Story. Our Motivation.
Before we started what became Just Social, we belonged to the roughly 8 out of 10 people globally who are disengaged or frustrated at work. We were highly paid and worked for “top employer” organizations, yet we somehow felt uncomfortable and empty. And we felt guilty: why couldn’t we be happy when we had what so many others were wishing for?
Then we fell so in love with an idea that we could hardly sleep at nights. We quit our jobs and went on an incredibly hard and demanding journey on which we worked more than ever before for very little money. Still, we felt better and more alive with every year our journey lasted. We wondered: how could this be? Were we just crazy or were there more people like us?
So we started doing research and made an astonishing discovery: there are tons of evidence provided by some of the smartest people across the world, from every discipline and throughout the history of mankind that is in line with our personal experience – loving what you do is key to a fulfilled life, or in Steve Job’s words, “the only way to be truly satisfied”.
Knowing this would have saved us many uninspired years in which we chased a career that we would have never pursued otherwise. Moreover, we recently learned that doing what you love may also be the best way to make a difference in this world. As Howard Thurman puts it beautifully:
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs, is people who have come alive.”
Based on our experiences, we have made it our mission to inspire others to follow their passion with our blog and to assist them in loving what they do with our apps.
So if you or somebody you know is frustrated at work: you are cordially invited to join us.
Life is short. The time is now.
Your Just Social Team