Today's thought

Work / life

One of my favorite podcasts over the last few years is “The Business of Authority” by Jonathan Stark and Rochelle Moulton. It’s down-to-earth and relatable but also filled with solid insights from two deeply expert consultants in the creative space.

In the latest episode, “Is Work-Life Balance A Myth?” there’s this great moment where Jonathan says something like: “If you find yourself saying ‘thank god it’s Friday!’ you should immediately take it as a sign that something needs to change about your work life.”

The whole “work-life balance” topic is fraught with nuance and difficult-to-convey principles — but this feels like a really straightforward thing to recognize: When you’re trying to escape your work, perhaps you should put some serious thought into why it’s causing so much distress.

There’s no such thing as the perfect job, but… there’s a near-infinite number of ways to make money in this digital age, and if your work isn’t, well, working — do yourself a favor and pivot into something that you don’t want to run away from. You’re capable of amazing things, and the world needs the specific genius you bring to the table! Don’t let your current situation convince you otherwise.

One of my favorite podcasts over the last few years is “The Business of Authority” by Jonathan Stark and Rochelle Moulton. It’s down-to-earth and relatable but also filled with solid insights from two deeply expert consultants in the creative space.

In the latest episode, “Is Work-Life Balance A Myth?” there’s this great moment where Jonathan says something like: “If you find yourself saying ‘thank god it’s Friday!’ you should immediately take it as a sign that something needs to change about your work life.”

The whole “work-life balance” topic is fraught with nuance and difficult-to-convey principles — but this feels like a really straightforward thing to recognize: When you’re trying to escape your work, perhaps you should put some serious thought into why it’s causing so much distress.

There’s no such thing as the perfect job, but… there’s a near-infinite number of ways to make money in this digital age, and if your work isn’t, well, working — do yourself a favor and pivot into something that you don’t want to run away from. You’re capable of amazing things, and the world needs the specific genius you bring to the table! Don’t let your current situation convince you otherwise.

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