“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” Benjamin Franklin
I was in marketing for nearly 20 years. I worked for some small, niche companies as well as some of the largest, global corporations in the world.
One thing remained constant: I worked hard; really hard.
I used to tell people who would interview with me that they needed to be prepared to do the work of 3 people at any other company if they wanted to work here, because the expectations were high and there was always so much to do.
Because this mantra of working ...continue reading...
“Life is a terminal condition. We’re all going to die…but we all, in some ways, wait for permission to live.” Kris Carr
We came into this world absolutely perfect.
We ate when we were hungry. We slept when we were tired (regardless of where we were or what was going on around us). When our parents said, “Let’s go to the park to play,” we never once stopped to ask ourselves if we deserved an afternoon of playing at the park or if we had done enough work to justify a few hours of pure, unadulterated joy.
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“In today’s culture where our self-worth is tied to our net worth and we base our worthiness on our level of productivity – spending time doing purposeless activities is rare.” Brené Brown
Samantha had already worked 50 hours and it was only Thursday. She had sent emails at 3:00 in the morning one night and her phone starts buzzing around 6:00 am while she’s at the gym. By the time I saw her on Saturday, she was both mentally and physically exhausted; she knew something had to change.
I recognized this scenario myself and it felt all too familiar. ...continue reading...