To achieve what everybody wants: Productivity AND Happiness, it is necessary for each individual to learn about, understand and use their personal Resources and Talents. This creates the rewarding and fulfilling «Treasure» Experience.
Finding and using a person’s inner Treasure is described in a wonderfully understandable way in the world’s all-time top-selling novella by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
In this story, the Andalusian shepherd Santiago dreams of finding treasure near the Egyptian pyramids. To find it, he sells his sheep and sets out on the torturous journey through North Africa. Never giving up, he reaches Egypt after a month-long adventurous trip. At the pyramids, he meets the alchemist, a mysterious sage, who reveals to him that the treasure is in a distant land called Andalusia, under the ruins of an old church – exactly where Santiago had always tended his sheep. Santiago sets off on the journey back, and once home, he grabs a shovel and digs. At the end of the story, he finds the treasure he has been dreaming of right under his feet.
This is exactly what happens to everyone: The personal Treasure is already there, but it is not immediately visible on the surface. It takes a shovel to discover it!
Once the Treasure is discovered, it is much easier to align the individual‘s Resources and Talents with the Job, the Leader, the Team and the Company. With this alignment comes the «Treasure» Experience, which leads to success for people and organisations. This is how we achieve what everybody wants:
Productivity AND Happiness.