13 June 2013

The stool of life

What do you think when you hear the expression "work-life balance"?! Sick of it already? And what's with this antagony? The time you spend working doesn't account for life/living?!

Seth Godin says: "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from"

Today I would like to share with you a post by Mitch Joel (sometimes referred to as the Canadian Seth Godin). The post is here on his blog: Six pixels of separation. According to Mitch life is a "three-legged stool. Each leg stands for something:
  • Leg Number One: Family and friends. Without a focus on your family, extended family and friends, you will never have the support you truly need to be successful.
  • Leg Number Two: Profession. Whether it is the job you're doing to pay the rent or the work that you were meant to do, having a profession that makes you satisfied - in however you define your satisfaction - is critical.
  • Leg Number Three: Community. Locally, nationally and internationally. You must be an active contributor to both your community and your industry. Without a strong community, there will be nothing to support the infrastructure of the company that you serve."
 How do you find your blend? The post gives some interesting ideas.

 What do you think about "work-life balance"?

A joy a day keeps the doctor away!

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