New Office Hours Episode: How to Find Friends, Be Creative, and Work Selfishly

Whether its a church, a workplace, or a college campus, the status you have in any small setting is different than your status in a larger context.

It is easy to forget that though and get stressed about your lack of status in a specific environment. This is especially common for young people at school and at work. They get wrapped up in small games to win favor in small contexts, even when it comes at the expense of their long-term goals.

It’s important to remember the world outside of your workplace, school, or community so that you can decide to win influence when it serves your long-term goals and avoid the game entirely when it doesn’t.

This week on Office Hours, TK and Isaac discuss contextual currency and answer your questions about relationships and relationships to work.

1) “How do I find smart friends?”

2) “How can I become more of a self-starter at my job?”

3) “How do I respond when my employer makes me do something that isn’t my responsibility?”

Check out the new episode of Office Hours now on iTunesYouTubedirect download and all major podcast platforms.

Topics Discussed:
  • Contextual currency and Applebee’s cool
  • Deciding when to play the game
  • Finding good friends
  • How to become more of a self-starter at work
  • Creativity as a discipline
  • Selfishly doing your job as good as you can