People stuck in jobs that don't bring them joy should QUIT, says Prince Harry

People stuck in jobs that don't bring them joy should QUIT, says Prince Harry
People stuck in jobs that don't bring them joy should QUIT, says Prince Harry

Prince Harry today claimed that people around the world 'stuck in jobs that don't bring them joy' should quit to put their mental health and happiness first.

The Duke of Sussex's comments will be seen as referring to how he and wife Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals last year and left Britain for North America.

The 37-year-old royal also said that 'with self-awareness comes the need for change' and that the many job resignations during the pandemic 'aren't all bad'.

Harry added that the world was at the 'beginning of the mental health awakening' and people putting happiness before their job was 'something to be celebrated'.

He was speaking in an interview with US business magazine Fast Company about his role as 'chief impact officer' with California-based mental health start-up BetterUp. 

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is 'chief impact officer', in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is 'chief impact officer', in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Harry speaks in a discussion with Fast Company to help promote his work with BetterUp

Harry speaks in a discussion with Fast Company to help promote his work with BetterUp

The Duke of Sussex was unveiled in March as the chief impact officer at BetterUp with this corporate black and white photograph of him released at the same time

He was asked about how BetterUp had adapted its strategy to address accelerated trends in the workplace such as increased burnout and job resignations.

He told Fast Company: 'It brings us back to the thesis of BetterUp, and the work Alexi and Eddie and team have been doing for the last eight-plus years before I arrived, [and] also my personal belief and work in the mental fitness space.

Harry's corporate buzzwords in Fast Company interview
'It has been an extreme pleasure to see that social impact is not just a silo to the business - it’s interwoven into all of the work we do at BetterUp, and stems directly from the founders themselves.' 'Product development and innovation is deeply intertwined with the positive social change we can make in the world.' 'A big component of this mission is building awareness and continuing to pioneer the conversation' 'With self-awareness comes the need for change' 'The initiative or organization must reach a diverse audience in an equitable manner' 'There will be more on the impact front of course, and I’m committed to ensuring the measurable and long-lasting impact'

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'While on the surface it looks like these last couple of years brought all these issues to the foreground, the reality is these struggles and issues have been brewing for quite some time. We're just at the beginning of the mental health awakening.

'This work has never been more important because people are finally paying attention, and a big component of this mission is building awareness and continuing to pioneer the conversation.'

Harry continued: 'I've actually discovered recently, courtesy of a chat with [BetterUp science board member] Adam Grant, that a lot of the job resignations you mention aren't all bad.

'In fact, it is a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change. Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn't bring them joy, and now they're putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated.' 

On Apple TV's The Me You Can't See earlier this year, Harry told series co-host Oprah Winfrey how the trauma of his mother's death led him to use alcohol and drugs to 'mask' his emotions and to 'feel less like I was feeling'.

It comes as Harry's brother Prince William spoke about the impact of dealing with life and death moments while an air ambulance helicopter pilot.

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