The secrets of people who love their jobs | Shane Lopez | TEDxLawrence

  • Опубликовано: 5 июн 2015
  • Happiness depends on the goodness of our jobs, and those good jobs are made not found.
    Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to help people of all ages exercise some control over what their future can become and to teach them how to aim for the future they want in school, work and life. He is also one of the most vocal advocates of psychological reform of America’s education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that help students achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want - including a good job and a happy family.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 109

  • King J
    King J 5 дней назад +1

    The last story is a lie

  • Krimson Grant
    Krimson Grant 11 дней назад +1

    The repetition is so awful, I just feel like I’m being programmed.

  • J.Jarvis
    J.Jarvis 13 дней назад

    His voice is younger then him..

  • Zachary Vail
    Zachary Vail 28 дней назад

    I hate this advice. We’re supposed to settle in hopes that we will make a good job something we will love even if it’s not even remotely entertaining/exciting and while possibly being extremely stressful to act out.

  • harter kern
    harter kern Месяц назад

    The secret of people who love their jobs: they love their jobs

  • stevenstrumpf7
    stevenstrumpf7 Месяц назад

    They're good at lying to themselves or they're entertainers. Whether it be a comedian an actor a sports superstar a rock star or an artist/animator streaming on twitch or picarto. Otherwise, whoever's saying they "love their job" is lying to themselves and others. They love the amount of zeros it puts in their bank account, not the job. Not to say that money is a bad thing, I just think no that talent that can generate money doing what you want to do is more important than a meinial task or tasks that generate

  • iiMPR3SSiiON
    iiMPR3SSiiON 2 месяца назад

    A really amazing talk!

  • Josh Coon
    Josh Coon 2 месяца назад

    he is hard to pay attention too

  • Jhonatan Baez Castillo
    Jhonatan Baez Castillo 2 месяца назад +1

    if you dont love what you do, the job will be harder.

  • Jhonatan Baez Castillo
    Jhonatan Baez Castillo 2 месяца назад

    good advice

  • Kenny Foo
    Kenny Foo 2 месяца назад

    Shane, Thank You.
    You owned it!
    Do know that you are acknowledged and appreciated. Right on!
    Great delivery as it can be labeled as turnkey approach.
    Took every word out of my mouth, & heart.
    You impacted & set many life in ways the Sun to lt's surrounding.

  • Circuit Breaker
    Circuit Breaker 2 месяца назад +1

    Okay, there are tons of videos on RU-clip with messages like:
    1) don't follow your passion
    2) follow your passion
    3) follow opportunity
    4) don't do what you like to do, do what you are
    5) do what you love
    Isn't it confusing?

  • Ryan Harrison
    Ryan Harrison 2 месяца назад

    Im gonna go get the papers, the papers.

  • saber mohammadi
    saber mohammadi 3 месяца назад

    سلام صابرم

  • Claire Seymour
    Claire Seymour 3 месяца назад

    This Ted Talk is worth sticking to

  • lerato Motlhakane
    lerato Motlhakane 3 месяца назад

    The cake mix story will always remind me how amazing people think. Thanks great presentation.

  • Aimee Saunders
    Aimee Saunders 3 месяца назад

    What if you don't have a passion for anything....

    • HermanatorPC
      HermanatorPC 3 месяца назад

      Good news. Jobs arent manditory. If youre not passionate about anything, dont work.

  • Monica A.
    Monica A. 4 месяца назад +1

    Oh gosh! He is GREAT! Funny, relatable, memorable- One of my fav Ted talks!

  • tdsm
    tdsm 4 месяца назад

    Being lucky not to come across a psychopathic narcissistic colleague or boss, green with jealousy, who makes a mission to derail your good work helps too.

  • Liz Shibahara
    Liz Shibahara 4 месяца назад +1

    Nice thought but not sure that it is possible for most people in the work force.

  • Delta_Delta
    Delta_Delta 4 месяца назад

    There are many talks on this subject, but this one struck the right chord in me somehow. Thank you!

  • MetryxAZ
    MetryxAZ 5 месяцев назад

    13:20 literally just talking about this with friends a few hours ago hah

  • Nun Ya Beeswax
    Nun Ya Beeswax 5 месяцев назад

    Ok seems like a lot of these ted talks speakers just ramble and ramble and ramble and ramble and ramble and ramble ......

  • Jennifer M
    Jennifer M 5 месяцев назад

    OMG at the cake mix story... this is exactly the reason I never buy cake mix! I figure hey... I have to still add oil, eggs, milk, etc. I could just make the cake. Why buy a mix? So funny...

  • Greg Arys
    Greg Arys 5 месяцев назад +2

    Vous les américains vous êtes malades en ce qui concerne le travail. Boulot, boulot et rien d´autre compte dans la vie. Juste de gagner toujours plus de pognons. Il y a d´autres valeurs plus important dans la vie. La famille, amitié, temps libre pour contempler le monde... Vous êtes obsédés par la réussite. Finalement vous êtes pauvres.

    • monkeyoctet
      monkeyoctet 3 месяца назад


    • Journeyman
      Journeyman 3 месяца назад +1

      gros beauf

    • Gerardo Camacho
      Gerardo Camacho 3 месяца назад

      Así es.

    • monkeyoctet
      monkeyoctet 4 месяца назад +1

      je ne m'attendais pas à ça ici, mais c'est tellement vrai, vive la france.

  • gingerandpippin
    gingerandpippin 5 месяцев назад +3

    wow! I went to google him only to find out he died 3 years after this ted talk! What a shame he was still a relatively young guy! very interesting talk. I think it would have been interesting to also study what happens to 'unicorn' workers who love their jobs and are totally energised and lit up by it when they lose that spark - either because of a bad experience or because life gets in the way and they lose that thing that makes them sparkle. I used to be one of those unicorns and I wonder if the fallout from experience/life/redundancy etc hits people like me harder than someone who never had that. And are those people able to find that spark again? Would be an interesting study I think to play alongside this.

    • Sarah L
      Sarah L 4 месяца назад +1

      I would say yes. Hits you pretty hard. Happened to me too.
      You have to let go and dig deep. YOU are the one who can choose your attitude. You are the only one who can pick yourself up! Life happens to everyone. It will teach you that nothing is guaranteed and how to take the good, learn from the bad and move on.
      Cheers and bestest!

  • Adriana Lessa
    Adriana Lessa 5 месяцев назад +4

    I’m so glad I dedicated 22 minutes of my life to watching Dr. Shanon! It was very enlightening and totally matches my experience. Amazing!

  • jinglebells55
    jinglebells55 6 месяцев назад

    shop for boss, meh. I don't have to. Its a revolving door (for their bosses too).However, the statistics are about right. I do know of 2 bosses of the 18 or so i have had in the past 6 years that have elevated me into pleasure at work. Yeah, I said it. I have had pleasure at work.

  • Julie Fraioli
    Julie Fraioli 6 месяцев назад +1

    I liked my job for 16 years, then obtained my dream job for the same company. Recent layoffs due to Amazon purchase led to the demise of my beloved job, and now I feel lost...

  • Susmita B
    Susmita B 6 месяцев назад +1

    87% of people are not happy or engaged with their jobs!!! Loving your job is antidote to suffering...they created/made the love-worthy jobs. They are not found. wonder if this is also true of all business startups and solopreneurs?

    • Fearless
      Fearless 4 дня назад

      Susmita B absolutely!

  • Angelicas Best Version
    Angelicas Best Version 6 месяцев назад

    Brilliant! So, well said. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • aa dxb
    aa dxb 7 месяцев назад

    Great talk but why do I get the feeling that he is pushing us to be Employees and job seekers?

  • dan damoy
    dan damoy 7 месяцев назад +2

    This video lasts 22+ minutes. Good speech but I haven’t finished listening to it..

  • Xiaosong Rong
    Xiaosong Rong 9 месяцев назад +1

    Great jobs are made, not found

  • Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg 10 месяцев назад

    My buddy irv was one of those people like uncle ray.. i would work for him on antique cars.. cycles.. trucks.. busses for bread and water.. sometimes for free....

  • Gunvor Christensen
    Gunvor Christensen 10 месяцев назад

    spot on. hardly had a single sick day for 14 years, cause I was surrounding by caring people. Then I came to Denmark, and got surrounded by sickening unhappy childish people.

  • Fash AddiX
    Fash AddiX 10 месяцев назад

    Love this!

  • Roze E
    Roze E Год назад

    Yo i want to buy cake mixes

  • vsleboss cacakaka
    vsleboss cacakaka Год назад +1

    Before buying on gearbest, know that it's thieves.
    They do not repay,
    on google search for "Thieves Gearbest".

  • Gunjan Tiwari
    Gunjan Tiwari Год назад

    I love my job n l m going to love it until my life ll end

    • Bob Vila
      Bob Vila 11 месяцев назад

      Gunjan Tiwari if I may ask, what kind of work do you do?

  • Bob Mag
    Bob Mag Год назад

    Great job!

  • Netzah
    Netzah Год назад

    'Uncle Ray'

  • Natasha Chiware
    Natasha Chiware Год назад +2

    How can you get an annoying Albanian and mother who don't believe in you! How can you get a work method kind of life style! How can I get used to getting up early and getting alone with colleagues is the main issue. How can keep a positive relationship with them so they look forward to seeing me everyday?

    • IMR
      IMR 2 месяца назад

      just trying and enjoying

  • Lynne Goodman
    Lynne Goodman Год назад +1

    I really like his voice.

  • שלמה קוגן
    שלמה קוגן Год назад

    Important video

  • oluwasanya taiwo
    oluwasanya taiwo Год назад +2

    Choose a job you love and you will never work a day.

  • Engenharia Mental
    Engenharia Mental Год назад +1

    The only way to have your dream job working for someone else is on dope. Either you create any mediocre task and start (trying) making a living out of it or you will be doomed to do what other people want you to... No illusions anymore.

  • Azucena Perez
    Azucena Perez Год назад +7

    What a great talk and full of truth! Worthy jobs are not found, they are made and you can design and architect yours.

  • t3b0g0
    t3b0g0 Год назад +4

    that was powerful yet straight forward and simple. i like this guy

  • Josee Noel
    Josee Noel Год назад

    he's full of himself that's for sure but not in a bad way!

  • Alik Elzin
    Alik Elzin Год назад +33

    Life design strategies?
    - Test drive the future.
    - Trust your gut.
    - Play to your strengths.
    - Craft your job.
    - Shop for the right boss.

    • Connor Ghabra
      Connor Ghabra 12 дней назад

      Life design strategies:
      - Test drive the future.
      - Trust your gut.
      - Play to your strengths.
      - Craft your job.
      - BE your own boss.

    • Withy Octopus
      Withy Octopus 5 месяцев назад

      Alik Elzin thank you for summarizing

  • Scott
    Scott Год назад +1

    Is it that I hate my job, or my job hates me? It's not that I want to do a bad job, or that I don't want to work, that's not the case. I don't even think I should be paid more to do what I do. I just think I should be able to find something that pays better. I can't do that. I have no actual value. I do a lot of free or I pay people because I want to do things. That's easy to do. Anyone can pay someone to do something for them, but very few people can do something they receive nothing for. Too bad that can't be something. A person who is self-motivated but suicidal because they have no self-worth at all. The lack of value makes you feel like you would rather just not exist. I've tried so hard to add value, but I just don't. Anyone can do what I do and the only value I add is that I do things for free or I pay people to do them. Here's $1500 dollars, can I help you market something. Or do you need research or analysis done - hours and hours of work? Why look on Upwork, I'll do it for nothing! I spend 30+ hours a week outside of work just doing things because if I don't, I'd just sit around. No one will hire me, and I have no value.
    I don't expect you care, but I need a record, something that can be found when I do finally decide that I can't exist anymore because there's just nothing I add to the world.
    I've heard it said best this way, "Being miserable with your life ruins every day, but suicide only ruins one."

    • J D
      J D Год назад +1

      How are you doing
      I hope things are better for you

  • Moses Godwin Joseph
    Moses Godwin Joseph Год назад

    Your supervisor appreciates your hard work and you are happy and you love your job. SO, YOUR BOSS MAKES YOU HAPPY IN YOUR JOB.

    • dalangie
      dalangie 6 месяцев назад +1

      Moses Godwin Joseph No, I have to contradict this. I had a job, where my boss, my colleagues and my patients appreciated me very much - and it still made me sick one day and I had to leave. The people you work with and for are one point for contentment, but not everything.

  • Platypus Paws
    Platypus Paws Год назад

    That was worth watching properly

  • Amanda Smith
    Amanda Smith Год назад

    I loved this! He should have way more likes!!

  • Meg Ortiz
    Meg Ortiz Год назад

    ehat if you loved your job but cannot do it anymore because you became physically disabled....then what....midlife lost all trying to reingage at 55.

    • Riti Dwivedi
      Riti Dwivedi Год назад +2

      Create a job you love more than the one you had earlier!

  • Eliza Raffles
    Eliza Raffles Год назад +5

    ha ha ha he musthave seen my brother's feet.

  • Nefertiti Negus
    Nefertiti Negus Год назад

    Follow your passion

  • David Pinto
    David Pinto Год назад +5

    Why did he kept repeating certain end of phrases ? Have you noticed ?

    • Bella Rue
      Bella Rue 3 месяца назад

      I know its to emphasize but comes off condensing. He should work of that when he sees all of these comments.

    • raynon corre-estoque
      raynon corre-estoque 3 месяца назад

      David Pinto..... i think it's for emphasis purposes... 😀

    • Jos Waegnwyrhta
      Jos Waegnwyrhta 4 месяца назад +2

      Because he's a terrible speaker, and perhaps dyslexic. His script is long and difficult to remember so repeating the last few words helps him remember the next line

    • Chanti Queen
      Chanti Queen 7 месяцев назад +6

      To re-enforce the important points and subconsciously make u remember them

    • Fabrice Izzo
      Fabrice Izzo Год назад +4

      David Pinto To emphasize his points.

  • melovescoffee
    melovescoffee 2 года назад +17

    Thank you Mr. Lopez. That was very helpful! I'm now going back to work a part time 'job' out of 10 years of disabillity. Something that hopefully suits me and my limited capabilities. Good colleagues and an understanding boss are absolutely the most important things. After thinking about it long and hard, i don't really care what it is i'm doing either. I might have to let go of the dream of being a gardener/nursery employee alltogether and do something else now. Sometimes it's better not to stick with what you were hoping for and chose another path to happyness. I know all about how aweful a perfectly good job can be with terrible colleagues and a helicopter boss/manager. I will not deal with that again.

  • Colleen Wenos
    Colleen Wenos 2 года назад +1

    Really good and helpful.

  • Bea M
    Bea M 2 года назад +11

    Bravo!!! 👏👏👏 Excellent Talk!!!

  • Joanne blows
    Joanne blows 2 года назад +3

    perfect the job you advice ...thank you....

  • Jonathan Lee
    Jonathan Lee 2 года назад +4

    Outstanding presentation.

  • Will's Personal-Development Show
    Will's Personal-Development Show 2 года назад +5

    I cried.

  • Annabelle Ortiz
    Annabelle Ortiz 2 года назад +10

    Very good talk! Thanks so much for the insights...great jobs are made not found

  • NiharaNao
    NiharaNao 2 года назад +2

    Totally Agree!!! I want to love my job, so I will create it!

  • wetlazer
    wetlazer 2 года назад +17

    I'm really glad I stuck with this. At first I didn't like this, but then it got really good, and I loved his message. This is not something 'gurus' ever tell you. The examples were terrific.

  • wetlazer
    wetlazer 2 года назад +172

    He tends to repeat things a lot.
    He tends to repeat things a lot.

    • Ann Marruffo
      Ann Marruffo 29 дней назад +1

      Word repetition is a psychology trick,Done intentionally to manipulate your mind!

    • Criesinspvnish
      Criesinspvnish 2 месяца назад

      Working in customer service you have to repeat yourself abt three times. It’s very common.

    • YoungerOstrich9
      YoungerOstrich9 3 месяца назад

      It's apart of public speaking, it helps keep people's attention.

    • Bella Rue
      Bella Rue 3 месяца назад +1

      His talk was probably 8 minutes. The rest was repetition. I really hope he reads these comments to improve his public speaking because message was good. I think he picked that up from Oprah. She dis that but not as much as he did.

    • Bella Rue
      Bella Rue 3 месяца назад

      I found that annoying.
      I found that annoying.

  • tiffany caparas
    tiffany caparas 2 года назад +3

    try psychology books it will help you also a lot I studied Psychology n I majored it!

    • Mohammed Javed
      Mohammed Javed 8 месяцев назад

      tiffany caparas I am indian who shifted from Saudi Arabia...I am down with my 10th and now I am really psycology considered good in other countries

    • Shannon Sunshine
      Shannon Sunshine Год назад

      tiffany caparas what do you recommend????

  • Dusan Stanojkovic
    Dusan Stanojkovic 3 года назад +28

    This is what i call an effective speech,unlike the rest,this guy just sticks with the subject,not wandering around,showing great examples,and approving my thoughts on this,and widening my view.Great way to show to others your way of thinking on this matter,and i thank You now wherever You are,for i learned a few things from You sir.

    • Joshua Reynolds
      Joshua Reynolds 2 года назад +3

      and I like how he drives important points home by repeating them