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40 Life Tips Before Forty #05

27 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022
2 minutes

No one ever said on their deathbed ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office’
— Harold Kushner

I love my job: most of the time, it doesn’t feel like work. Still, I work because I need money to live. Would you work 40 hours, or more, if you didn’t need a paycheck? Maybe you would, but as a pastime, not because you have no choice. So work is work, it’s not life. You need to have a good work-life balance so you can focus on yourself. What you like. What you want. Prioritize your health, and the people you love. Don’t sacrifice anything important in your life for work. Especially if those extra hours are not paid! As much as I wish you the best, you may lose your job tomorrow. Your startup may never be the next unicorn. You may not live long enough to finally slow down. It’s not being dramatic: it’s being realistic. To be clear, I’m speaking about privileged individuals, like me, who can make a living with normal work hours. In other words, your job is only a means to an end…

 

P.S.: hello boss 😂