Happy-The Real-Life Story of Joseph Job

Tell me a bit about yourself. What do you want the world to know about YOU?

Honest, hardworking guy that looks at the bright side of life.

Furthermore, I think relationships are the key to a happier life. I have managed to build rapport with a variety of individuals from around the world and they make me happy. Even on a professional level, I have managed to connect with a lot of guests at work and it makes me happy to see them and help them.

Describe a typical day in your life.

As I have been recently promoted at work, I have a role with a lot more responsibility so my life does not have form. It’s basically spending morning to evening at work presently.

However, I used to be very active in my previous role and had a healthy work-life balance. I managed to go running twice a week early morning at Hudayriat Island. It would make my day if I could catch the sunrise and then head to work. That would generally set the tone for the day and enable me to start with a lot of positive energy.

I believe in positive energy and am happy to rub off on the next person. I really enjoy picking up a person who is bogged down by the stresses of life or work. Mind you, I’m not always a 100% successful but I enjoy the challenge. My calmness and general cheer puts people at ease. These attributes are my most powerful tools at work in a healthcare environment where you can be tense due to the nature of one’s visit.

Finally, even if the day is officially done at work, I am happy to stay back if there is a valid reason. For example, if someone needs help, I am willing to sacrifice my own time and put in effort to help those in need.

Health concerns are a big stress in anyone’s life, having to deal with it and opening up one’s self to healthcare workers takes a lot of effort, if I can make that process easier through my efforts, then that would make me satisfied.

To relax, I like to play basketball.

What was one of the biggest challenges you faced during your journey to where you are today?

Change. It’s so constant and unavoidable. Adapting to it takes a lot of effort. As the years go by there are so many things that change, some you are prepared for, but mostly it blindsides you and its unpredictable. Look at the current situation for example, COVID 19 has turned all our lives upside down!

Nonetheless, as humans we are as resilient as ever and that’s what makes us amazing.

Who would you describe as a role model and why?

My parents. They gave almost everything they had to ensure I have the best possible life. They have sacrificed so much and supported me in everything I did. I’m not sure I will ever be able to pay them back.

Tell us one thing about you that most people don’t know.

As a global citizen I am a sum of a bunch of different cultures, though you just won’t take the Malayali out of me. I really need Kerala style food!

What is one piece of advice about how to cope with challenges/struggles you face in life that you would like to give to the world?

Time. Time is the only thing you have to endure when you face hardship. Once you look back at the start of your struggle you will find that time has shaped you into a different person.

What is ONE word that you feel defines you? (It could be your profession, a personality trait, or a quality you possess).

Happiness. It’s what I have built my life around, if I can provide happiness, it will come back and visit me as well.