Doing Dirty Work Isn’t Dumb If It Makes You Happy

Sometimes low-return tasks (aka ‘crap work’ or ‘dirty work’) aren’t worth eliminating or delegating. When your crap work makes you feel connected with the work you do, and makes you happier and more motivated at the same time, maybe it’s not so crappy after all.

Sometimes Crap Work Is Fun Work
by Chris Bailey (@wigglechicken)

Tips & Tricks

Why should you keep doing dirty work?

  • If it’s something you enjoy and helps you stay on top of things.
  • If it has meaning and keeps you engaged with your customers.
  • If you care about the work. Even if it only brings meaning to you, keep on doing it. It will do wonders for your mood and motivation.