THE SCOOP ON HIGHLY EFFECTIVE FAMILIES
How well are you balancing “busy” with family?
The theory surrounding "work-life balance" sure sounded great when it first floated its way through pop culture in the late 70's. Likewise, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from Dr. Stephen Covey also gained considerable public traction in the late 80's. In both cases, these noble concepts inspired us to imagine achieving those lofty ideals on our own personal stairways to heaven. Nothing wrong with that, but back in the day when "work-life balance" and "The 7 Habits" were popular, MTV ruled the music industry and Hollywood had the market cornered on movies. Things are much different today in our Spotify-Netflix-YouTube world. Just as the technology that has shifted your corner of the Twitterverse, so have the dynamics of juggling personal aspirations with professional obligations.
Never should we get so preoccupied with making a living that we forget to make a life.
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities". STEPHEN COVEY
p.s… just so we're clear, there is never any shortage of dudes - me included - who will use the complete and utter b.s. of the 100-hour work week to morally justify self-imposed martyrdom for all that we do for our families and the futures we are trying to create.No one ever asked any guy to make those sacrifices. If we're completely honest, this is the crap we do to ourselves. And every once in a while, it's good for us men to get smacked with a slap of reality to remind us of what's really important. Like dinners with candlelight and without cell phones; like regular retreats where we can go off the grid and unplug with our favorite person in the whole wide world.
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