Monthly Archives: February 2015

Does work have to mean sacrifice?

In the West, we have this “protestant work ethic” thing going on, that makes us believe that our work has to involve some kind of sacrifice. We expect to sacrifice time for money, to give up time with our families for career success, or to give up sleep and peace of mind to get a…

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You Can’t Have It All?

We’ve all heard these famous quotes about work: Good old Confucius, he say: “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life” And JM Barrie (he wrote the children’s classic “Peter Pan”) is quoted as saying: “It’s only work if you would rather be doing something else” Well ……

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The greatest love …

Soren Kierkegaard, the great existential philosopher, said “Don’t forget to love yourself.” On a slightly more mundane level was J-Lo’s “You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.” And I think my favourite comes from the 1960’s TV star Lucille Ball:…

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Work and your love life

Even those of us who have moved out of the post-industrial 9-5 work patterns still spend something like half our waking hours at, or traveling to & from, our work. For many who are their own boss, even more. So it stands to reason that the way we feel about our work is going to…

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Here’s what I think …

… well, it was what I was thinking during my interview on The Helen Winder show, anyway! It’s only about 30 mins long – enjoy!

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Why Wednesdays?

A very good question indeed! No, not why do Wednesdays exist (although, given how many people feel about them, maybe that’s not such a bad question either), but why will I be posting my Joyful Genius blogs mainly on a Wednesday from now on? Well, it’s simply because Wednesday is the day furthest from a…

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