Bienvenue sur Moodstep.
Je me prénomme Joanna.
Ce blog a pour ambition d’explorer toutes les facettes du bonheur en allant à la rencontre de scientifiques, philosophes, économistes, psychologues, sociologues, passants…
J’y mélange visions personnelles, informations et témoignages afin que chacun y picore les graines de l’inspiration. Je n’ai pas de réponse toute faite sur le bonheur car ce blog est avant tout un outil d’exploration et de partage alors n’hésitez pas à vous exprimer.
Crédit Photo: Elise Le Pallabre
Découvrez mes autres activités dans la Stéposphère:
- Happylab, l’association qui propage le bonheur
- les interviews sur la spiritualité sur Logostep
- mes interventions en entreprise sur le bonheur
Mon passage au JT de TF1:
Et parceque ce blog était à l’origine en anglais: présentation dans la langue de Shakespeare
My name is Joanna.
I was born in Saint Cloud. It was white and soft and a good way to travel. So I went all over the world.
I was an intern in Singapore, a student in South-Korea, a waitress in Hong Kong. I picked apples in New Zealand, worked in a boat factory in Malaysia. I traveled on a rooftop in Laos. I was a Gambi in California, found a maya vase in Guatemala. I’ve been a receptionist in Casablanca, a teacher in Senegal. I was paid to buy in New-Jersey and Netherlands, consultant in Leamington-Spa, volunteer in an orphanage in Thailand. I was taught cricket rules in Pakistan and lost my virginity in India! But shhh never told anyone.
One day I felt I had seen enough so I came back to my home country: France. I live in Paris now. One of the key to happiness is to have meaning, to have a goal and I found mine. My mission: raise the happiness level on the planet.
Because my smiles are also coming from the more serious part of my life, let me tell you about it. I was a buyer. No, not a shopper ! A Buyer. A purchaser. Professional. Yes. I own a master degree in purchasing. What is a purchaser !? Do your homework! ☺
I was a buyer and quality manager for a Small company in the center of France. A city of 30.000 where the time is slower, where you have to carry your own light to see. I owe to the people of this company my confidence. The impact of your work on such a small scale company is quickly visible. It is very encouraging and it gives a clear vision of your work’s yield. With the full support of an encouraging director, I got the chance to visit the tanneries of Calcutta, to punch my hand on the table in the middle of a negociation round in Faisalabad, to cheer every 5 minutes at a meal with 8 chinese people… Each discovery about the job was yield for the company. It’s a great feeling.
My second job, I was a buyer of labels in Parsippany, New Jersey. I was so lucky, I had the best boss possible for me. He was custom-made. Freedom, protection from part of the pressure of the company and faith. Thanks to this perfect mix, I was able to enjoy myself at finding solutions that fitted the company’s needs. And the magic worked again. To be frank, I was surprised. And then I was proud. But this you must have felt already? ☺
My third job, I was a Global purchaser for a dutch company. I learned that you shouldn’t go for the glamlights. (I am not even sure that word exists.) I enjoyed being the last in the class. Bad grades all the way. Not able to work with my manager. Irreverence. I met people I loved working with, loved the city of Amsterdam, had good relationships with my suppliers but just didn’t fit in. Resolved mainly “in time to market” situations. Was devastated with my very average capacity at understanding business law. I lost my way there.
My fourth job. I was a consultant for a british company. Great team of people and a very good school to the british management style that I really enjoyed. I was assigned to different project and my role went from data crunching to setting up Boost-Juice chain in the UK. I became better at managing my expectations and my boss I learned also a bit about customer relationship as I handled alone, at the start, the Boost Juice account. I met the founder of the chain, Janine Allis, and was very inspired by her listening skills. What a great woman! She listens, smiles, shares. I wish I could give as much energy as this woman gives others.
That leads me to entrepreneurship. I founded Happylab and I am a freelancer. But the roads are not drawn yet so I follow my instincts and life always teaches me something new. I forget fear of failure, social status and nice apartments. I plant the seeds of the next season and I enjoy the growing season.
Dare to follow me but don’t forget, I live on a cloud
Spread The Happiness
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