With his background as a philosophy major he was keenly attuned to the generally low level of happiness among his colleagues, clients, and others with whom he interacted. He constantly wondered why it had to be that way. Upon retiring a few years ago he had the satisfaction of having built a reasonably comfortable retirement, but the 35 years of work were not otherwise particularly satisfying. Of course he knew that meaningful work would have produced more happiness, but he had practical obligations that forced him to stay in unsatisfying jobs.
Geoff’s book will address the space where “following your dream” is unrealistic. Through a combination of lessons learned from his intensive study of positive psychology and his real world experience, Geoff aims to help others in similar situations to become happier in their current jobs.