Work-Life integration is a double edged sword

Work-life integration is a poor substitute for balance. We are blurring the lines between our work and personal lives and the phrase ‘work-life intergration’ seems to be our attempt to justify this wrong. “Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons?” -Ricardo Semler Picking (more…)

Work Life Balance is Real

Work life balance is real. I’ve seen it. Most people I know, think that I’m crazy. Those people believe work life balance is some mythical creature, like a unicorn or perhaps just an aspiration, like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you want to be rich and happy, don’t go (more…)

Can you find work life balance as an entrepeneur?

Work life balance as an entrepreneur Can you have a business and a life? Can you find work life balance as an entreprenuer? Most entrepreneurs tell me no! I have often heard small business owners comment, “What work life balance?” Or more bluntly, “What life?” Most entrepreneurs won’t admit their struggles. Busyness and overwork seem (more…)

How to turn off after a long workday

How to turn off after work One of the challenges of working from home isĀ finding how to turn off after work. Lines between work and personal life have become blurred, thanks to technology, globalisation and a culture of busyness (being busy for the sake of it). Busyness is not essential, it’s fashionable. I know business (more…)