Thomas GriffinCo-Founder, OptinMonster; Partner, Awesome Motive

I’m the Co-Founder and President of OptinMonster, the #1 most powerful conversion optimization toolkit in the world. I’m also a partner at Awesome Motive, a global technology company. Combined, our software powers organizational success for more than 15 million websites across the globe.

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As someone who has hired and fired quite a few people, the #1 skill that I find most attractive is self-motivation. Those are the people that you are not having to constantly look over their shoulder to make sure work is being done. It's not necessary that you always get it right, but that you work at it hard with creativity. That's incredibly valuable.

As for an enjoyable job - if you don't like being indoors all day, don't get a desk job. I know it sounds obvious, but there are countless people that do this on a day in, day out basis. Don't necessarily look for a job that you want. Search for what you like to do that the job will provide. If you like to problem solve, maybe look at the software field where you can build software to creatively solve problems. If you like cultivating relationships with people, look to find a job where that need will be met, even if the job "title" or duties aren't glamorous.

You've explained it well already - align your work with your values, and you can find joy in whatever you do.

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