My Favorite Mistake — 121: Author Jenn Lim Moving “Beyond Happiness” to Living Without Regret

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My guest for Episode #121 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Jenn Lim, co-founder, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she co-founded with Tony Hsieh, the late CEO of to create more happiness at work/life.

Jenn was a consultant with Zappos from 2003-2011, during the years it grew from a startup into a billion-dollar business. She created the first (of several) Zappos Culture books.

She’s the author of the book Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impactavailable NOW – and it has been on the WSJ Best Seller list for a few weeks.

In today’s episode, Jenn shares her “favorite mistake” story about turning down an opportunity to sell movie rights to a novel she had written (and ended up never publishing). How did she learn to “not live with regret,” being “true to yourself”?

We talk about that story and other topics including:

  • The so-called Great Resignation is happening… why?
  • How to embrace the new future of work—hybrid and human — what do you mean by that? – not just technology focus
  • Beyond work… How to infuse values-based decisions in our day-to-day lives?
  • Tell us about the book, Beyond Happiness…

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