There are dead people (among the cubicles). I should know, because I was one of them. Thanks to a festering lack of motivation at work, my last year on the job turned me into a work zombie – until I quit.
OK, here’s a question: If you’re trying to achieve work-life balance, is it because you feel you have too much work, or too much “life”? (Don’t answer that, it’s a silly question. We already know the answer).
They are self-centered, petty, and proud. They demand instant results like a spoiled princess on her birthday. And they think their work is somehow more important than how they treat others. Yes, Silicon Valley Executives may change the world, but that doesn’t excuse them to act like kindergartners.
We have a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get started….. You may have heard that something like 90% of statistics are completely made up. Yes, it’s true! It’s a ballpark estimate, but it’s only accurate about 20% of the time,
Ah yes, the eternal question: What makes you happy? Being happy is, after all, the ultimate challenge in life, the holy grail. Everything we do to make money or to gain power, status, or success – is ultimately because we seek happiness.
Multitasking is certainly one of the worst ideas to come out of corporate work culture in the last twenty years. I remember when I was in business school in 1999, multitasking was the big buzz word, I think mostly because nobody really understood what it meant.
One of my best friends from college, Bob, came over for dinner last week. We were discussing my plans to quit my job and take a Family Gap Year in South America, and he said something that really stuck with me.
I’m normally not real big on New Years resolutions. I think I made my first one just a couple of years ago. I resolved to make all of my own beer for a whole year. I’m very proud to report that I accomplished it,