Balance Work and Life (watch it on Ted.com)
Why Read It? It's up to you to take control of the life you want to lead.
"If you don't design your life, someone else will design it for you. And you may just not like their idea of balance."
- Certain job and career choices are fundamentally imcompatible with being meaningfully engaged with a family (or friends). "The reality of the society that we are in is that there are thousands and thousands of people leading lives of quiet screaming desperation where they work long hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like."
- Approach balance in a balanced way. We have to be responsible for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our life.
- Never put the quality of your life in the hands of a corporation. Commercial companies are inherently designed to get as much out of you as they can get away with...even the good, well-intentioned companies.
Stop Blaming Your Boss for Your Crazy Work-Life (read it on CNN.com)
Why Read It? Take responsibility in managing your work & life duties.
- Not every employer has developed a functional approach to flexible work. "Whether you have a supportive workplace culture or you don't, at the end of the day the responsibility for making it work comes down to each of us."
- Despite the documented benefits such as higher productivity, lower turnover, and greater job satisfaction, plenty of workers are still struggling with out-of-date bosses. With technology and a global economy blurring the lines between the job and home, the corporation is no longer in a position to tell you when to stop working, which tasks to prioritize, or how to set personal boundaries.
- You must restore work-life sanity. Assess the demands on your time both personally and professionally, in the context of your aspirations for your career and home life.
|Josh Walker has served as the brand builder and marketing director since Bern's inception in 2005.
The 2013 TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards were held at The Avalon in Hollywood on February 27.
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