Thursday, August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014
Do you consider yourself a hard worker? Do you get in the office before everyone else and are you the last to leave? The early bird catches the worm, right? Is your Blackberry or other instrument of evil constantly buzzing? Have you noticed your wife's new hairdo or your husband's weight loss? Do you remember you have a spouse? Quick ... how many children do you have and what are their names?
I've been there and am going to suggest a little exercise that might make you crazy, but could also make you more successful and certainly a lot less stressed. If you are "there early and out late," take this week and do no more than eight or 10 hours each day. Turn the Blackberry to silent and don't check it until you get to work in the morning, again at noon, again at 3p and at 6p.
Turn the instruments of evil off and take your spouse out to dinner ... spend a quiet evening at home talking about the time you met each other ... do something with the family... AND DO IT DURING THE WEEK. Weekends don't count. Your family may wonder who this strange person is
If you slow down, I think you'll find the quality of your work will go up. It's amazing how that happens. Hard work frequently is simply spinning your wheels and digging yourself deeper into the muck.
Have some fun this week ... on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
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