Trying to please others is a losing game.
We know this and still do it.
So, is it possible to please others and ourselves at the same time?
More often than not, it is.
When you feel you’re being asked to do something that someone else wants and maybe you’re not that wild about doing, look for a win-win way forward.
The boss wants you to base the presentation on things you think are not that powerful.
The boss is still the boss but by trying to find if she/he is open to allowing you to infuse some new data that you have discovered, you are potentially satisfying her/him and you at the same time.
It isn’t always possible but asking for that which you need to make you happy and fulfilled too is legal, positive and has tremendous upside.
And not just at work.
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