Career Expertise Equals Career HappinessBy Daryl CapuanoCareer Happiness
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is worth watching if you want to see a master at his craft. I had no interest in watching the movie. Strange title and I don’t eat sushi. But, I saw the rave reviews as I was scrolling through Netflix documentaries and soon found myself mesmerized.
Jiro is a master sushi chef. He has dedicated his life to his craft. I would guess that many writers would focus on Jiro’s career success His restaurant was awarded the highest Michelin rating. The minimal charge for a single diner is $300. He is widely known as the world’s greatest sushi chef.
I want to focus on Jiro’s career happiness. Jiro derives great internal satisfaction from his work. He “dreams of sushi” because he is immersed in honing his craft even further. He feels purposeful at work. He derives meaning from providing the highest quality dining experience to his customers. Work makes him happy as he does not like holidays when he can’t work. (Ok, he might be a bit unbalanced!)
Career mastery equals career happiness.