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work-life balance

Is Hard Work What’s Holding You Back From Success

by · March 25, 2014

It seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? As children we are taught that if we work hard, we can achieve anything our heart desires. I’ve taught my own children this very lesson and would argue that all of my success in life has been the result of hard work. But is it really? Was it the hard work? Or was it finding something that I am the best in the world at?

These are the thoughts I’m exploring in my own life and I’d love to share them to get your perspective.

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Be Prepared as Digital Natives Demand the 4 Hour Work Week Lifestyle

by · December 4, 2012

After spending 15 years in Corporate America it didn’t take long for me to realize that my generation,  Generation X, quickly fell into the traditions of our parent’s generation, the Boomers. We all commute to work in our high rise buildings, we peer our heads over our desk in North Cubeland, we work 9-5, take our 2-4 weeks of vacation each year, and spend most of our days in conference rooms having meetings about our meetings. In the last decade we’ve started to see innovations with flexible work schedules, work from home options and creative work spaces. As Gen Xers this was liberating and we began to feel like we had work life balance.


Reclaiming Sanity

by · November 19, 2011

You hear a lot of people bemoaning the fact they’re “plugged in” too much. “I’m going off the grid this weekend! Need to unplug!”

Certainly, I’m in the circle of the oft-plugged-in and could use a little down time from screen time from time to time. But it’s not being plugged in that I think people grow tired of. It’s how they use their budget of such time.

Social media tools have allowed us to be incredibly schizophrenic in our daily communications. Maintaining an active Twitter account alone can eat up and entire day if you let it. Add email, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, instant messaging, texting and the like and, if you’re even a remotely social person, you burn an awful lot on just the churn of daily conversing.