Hi there, I’m Karl Staib. I’m a seasoned speaker, author of the book Work Happy Now (Amazon link) and writer who helps people uncover their superpowers in their careers. This allows people to be happier, more productive and do work that they care about.
I wasn’t always the stress free, happy, and super cool guy that I am today. Ok, I’m not that cool, I’m really a big dork with some cool superpowers. I love my family, my dog (when she isn’t digging in my backyard), Yoga, business books, and journaling.
Before we get any further. I have a confession.
My confession to you is that I hated every job I’ve ever had. I hated being told what to do. My stubbornness made me perpetually unhappy. It’s why I wanted to learn the concepts of how to be happier at work and life. I wanted to solve what 84% of people are struggling with today – their career.
For over three years I have uncovered secrets to doing work we love. So why are some types of work enjoyable while other types of work are torturous?
In this blog I break down the motivation behind doing great work and together we create work hacks that help you become happier, more productive and successful.
As I developed my superpowers the confidence to make my dream career a reality flourished. You can do the same thing.
Leverage your superpowers
Three simple words that changed my life. I stopped trying to be something I wasn’t and embraced my superpowers.
I love the idea of superpowers because too many people take their skills for granted. They see weaknesses instead of amazing powers that can change lives. We are here to make each other’s lives better. The only way we can do this is if we believe that we are powerful beings.
Every coach, consultant and guru will tell you to focus on your strengths. This is where I’m different. Strengths are only the 1/3 of the equation.
You need to focus on:
- Passions – Actions you absolutely love to do.
- Focus- Actions that get you in “the zone.”
- Strengths – Actions that come easy to you.
The equation looks like this:
Passion + Focus + Strengths = Success
When you are using your superpowers every day you are unleashing your full potential. Your creativity knows no limits. Without creativity work ceases to be fun. I learned to put fun and happiness first and everything else seems to fall in line.
My Superpowers are:
- 3 Levels of Listening. (Ask me what this is and I’ll be glad to explain it to you.)
- Questions that pierce the heart of any problem.
- Creating momentum to break through blockages.
I’m always surprised by entrepreneurs who hate their businesses. They had the opportunity to create the career of their dreams and they forgot to factor in their happiness. They were too busy trying to make money without taking into account how to create systems that allow them to maximize their superpowers. Instead they are stuck doing work that stifles their creativity.
It all begins with communication. The person that you should be listening to and talking to the most is yourself. You need to be honest with yourself about what you want and how you will get it. No one is going to hand over more money or happiness. It’s up to you to make sure that it happens.
We all construct self-created blocks that hold us back from success. The people that break these mental chains are the ones that understand success in it’s truest since. I measure it by how many lives I improve.
I was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. It was and still feels unreal. I could have given up on my dream, but this crazy experience only made me become more focused. I stopped doing shit work and worked on things I truly cared about. Of course I was scared and still get scared of failure, but it’s natural. I use it as a motivation tool.
We don’t have a lot of time on this earth. We can literally die at any moment. Why waste it doing work that sucks?
Dr. Oatzel, my arch nemesis, loses strength
When I let the real me out my arch nemesis lost his strength. You’ll notice my old blog posts were very dry and straight forward, good info but not very exciting. When I named my resistance Dr. Oatzel, I began to take a fresh angle on my fear. I became more clear in my mission and how to implement my ideas.
I knew that I needed to enjoy public speaking to lift my career to the next level, but I didn’t know how. I sat down and wrote out a plan. That plan became the basis of what I teach. I teach people to look within, leverage their superpowers that help others, then create a plan that is fun and doesn’t feel like work, so they can love the work that they do.
Fear was no longer going to bully me; fear was a way for me to strengthen my superpowers.
You probably have resistance too. It could be any type of activity that you procrastinate on. The resistance is there and the only way to level up your business or career is to deal with your arch nemesis and use him to help you understand what you need to be happy and successful.
Who I love to help
I work well with creative entrepreneurs who have mental blocks, but they can’t quite figure out how to implement plans that will increase their confidence and success. I’ve been there and it’s a process that we must all go through, and I can use my unique set of superpowers to help guide you.
I also know what it’s like to be a creative person stuck in a job that doesn’t match your skills or personality. You have so many dormant superpowers and you are actually afraid to unleash them. This is bad for you and the rest of the world. We need you to share your superpowers with the rest of humanity.
The Work Happy Now blog gives tips, advice and stories that can help creative people develop their superpowers, conquer their fears, and live their passions.
Workshops and Keynotes
Companies hire me to conduct workshops that help give their employees the tools to leverage their superpowers. It all begins with trust. When a company trusts their employees to unleash their superpowers that’s when greatness takes over.
I also give keynote presentations that encourage people to interact with each other and open up to new pathways to doing great work. I only do a few big presentations a year, so please contact me way in advance if you are interested in bringing me in.
I’ve been helping people develop their superpowers to increase their happiness for over three years. I don’t mean to brag, but I want you to understand that I’m good at what I do. I’ve researched, implemented and developed many techniques that produce great results.
If you want to read how I’ve helped people check out a few of the testimonials on my Superpower Coaching page.
You can hire me to help you develop your own superpowers within your career so you live the life that fulfills your needs. We will work on what’s blocking you from leveling up, leveraging your superpowers, and building relationships to develop a career that will make you successful and happy.
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