“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
I’m forever drawn to people who uplift, inspire and help make the world a happier place.
So it’s entirely fitting that I share with you an unexpected, recent encounter I had while attending the Women Economic Forum in The Hague. The seminal event brought together luminaries from various disciplines and backgrounds around the European Union and Africa, but Mr. Anton Philips stood out to me for his charming wit and timeless wisdom on career happiness.
Author, speaker and education mentor, Anton Philips carries a famous last name: he’s grandson to the co-founder of the Netherlands-based Philips Corporation. Best known in consumer circles for its radios, TV’s and electric shavers, the Philips Corporation’s history dates all the way back to 1891.
Anton Philips’ early career included working twelve years in the family business as an engineer. Philips explained how his education in engineering made sense. It was a natural extension of — and contributing factor to — the family’s innovative, manufacturing business. However, after 12 years of working in the same cubicle, he realized he had been grueling away, uninspired, in a profession he didn’t like.
Today, the octogenarian radiates fulfillment and joy in his current roles. Life and light shine through him as he uses that aha! moment from his early career to help others to systematically connect with, and navigate toward, careers they love.
Listen to this engaging interview as the author shares helpful tips from his Dutch language career book loosely entitled, The Power of Motivation.
For more information on Mr. Anton Philips, check out his professional link at SIMA International.
Wishing you much happiness, fulfillment and fun in your career choice, too!
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