Accumulating money is not a real goal for anyone’s life. Growing wealth is not the point. People don’t work hard because they want to see their bank balance grow; those of us who track our finances and chart our net worth over time aren’t trying to compete in some financial competition. I imagine there are [...]Show More Summary
When 21-year-old Kieran McKeefery woke up one fine morning and decided to check his bank balance before facing another weary day in work, he got, to put it mildly, the shock of his life. For sitting pretty in the bewildered Brit’s modest...Show More Summary
As we work to build our professional brand we often play "tug of war" with balancing our personal and professional life. In either forum -- personal or professional -- we often find ourselves saying "yes" to everyone and everything. No matter how much we do it feels like it is not enough. Show More Summary
Just because it's mad doesn't mean there can't be a method. And just because you have a method doesn't mean you have shut out the madness. You see how that works? It's all about balance in life. Know what I mean? It's all about harmony. Show More Summary
“Work-life balance” implies that work is separate from living a life, or that it’s something to be balanced against your life.
"After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family."
"We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel."
“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.” The equilibrium between productivity and presence is one of the hardest things to master in life, and one of the most important. We, both as a culture and […]
"After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family." That's how Patrick Pichette, one of Google's highest-ranking executives, led his announcement on Tuesday that he'd be retiring from his role at the company. Show More Summary
I'm a little embarrassed to admit it but my own book changed my life in the past few weeks. You see, in general, I'm a pretty balanced, happy person who works 40-45 hours per week so that she has plenty of time for friends, family, time outside, exercise, and self reflection. However, starting at the beginning of January, I began to feel off kilter. Show More Summary
Every employee, manager and CEO tries to have a work-life balance that fits his or her needs. Workplace flexibility, family time and more days away from the office represent new paradigms in fringe benefits for companies seeking the best hires. Show More Summary
Who can forget lovable Dr. Robert Rey, who was a highlight of the Dr. 90210 reality TV show that aired for four years on the E! network? Dr. Rey was known for his love of martial arts, and trying to balance his work and family life. Now the famous plastic surgeon is back in the ‘Dr. Show More Summary
How do you balance your professional life with your personal life? How do you focus on your family while putting as much energy into your career? Barbara Corcoran of ABC's "Shark Tank" believes there is a large discrepancy in work-life balance for men and women. Show More Summary
Yesterday, I talked about the work life balance, and how my balance is tilted towards life, and away from work. On today’s episode of Driving with John Chow, I want give an example of what a typical day is like […]
I am often asked why I don’t scale John Chow dot Com into an eight or ten figure business? The feeling from the people asking the question is I have the brand power and the connections to do it. While […]
What if we treated our career like a client project? The story of one artist's quest to design the life that was right for her.
Why offer work/life balance, when you can just delay employees from having to carve out that pesky “family time” and other child-related demands, like maternity leave or god-forbid, family vacations? That’s the cynic’s reaction,...Show More Summary
There's nothing like a little snow to throw the whole precarious balance of work and life right off its metaphorical fulcrum. Ok, a lot of snow. Here in New York City, we've had our small share of shoveling, and a lot of cringingly frigid weather of the kind that makes city officials warn ominously that people should just stay inside. Show More Summary
Left unchecked, your business could ruin your family life. Here’s how to keep balance. — The Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported on Inc.com, found that the average American works just 33.8 hours per week. The average small business owner, on the other hand, reports working at least 50 hours per week. Show More Summary
"You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be." -- Elizabeth Gilbert "Kid, you'll move mountains." -- Dr. Seuss Entrepreneurs are reportedly often told as children and young adults that they have to "color inside the lines" and "go with the flow," only to disobey. Show More Summary