Why do we work? It’s a core question that many people ask themselves daily. The most fortunate of us have found the sweet spot where their passion and career coincide. But for many, work in its simplest form is a way to pay the bills and provide for the people we love.
This week brings good news on that front – US job openings soared to a record 10.1 million in June, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS. There are now more jobs available in the U.S. than there are workers to work them. And that means opportunity abounds for you to level up, and you have more potential now than ever before to live, save or invest for the lifestyle you want.
I have some ideas on how you can best position yourself in this new economy to capitalize on these opportunities. And to further inform and inspire you, here are some hand-picked articles from some of the leading authors on money. I’d love to know what you think.
Escaping the Efficiency Trap—and Finding Some Peace of Mind
Aug. 9, 2021
Certain forms of busyness can be delightful. Who wouldn’t want to live in Busytown, the setting of the iconic 1960s children’s books by the American illustrator Richard Scarry?