Take the time to enjoy life

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Do you take time to enjoy life?  It seems like so many people I meet are constantly working and never disconnect.  Look, I am guilty of this infraction from time to time myself, but also want to make sure I take some time to enjoy life along the way.

Work hard.

Play hard.

It is a both/and equation here.  It is not a one or the other proposition, it takes both.  Go hard for a time, and then rest, relax and come back charged up.  Especially if you are in some sort of leadership position this is essential because the people you work with or lead will look at the example you set.

Do you constantly feel like you are at your end and you could burn out at anytime?  Those extra 10 hours at work are probably not going to help your cause.

Do you feel like if you don’t do something no one else will?  That is usually not true unless you are a one person show.  Also, if you do buy into this it means you may not be much of a collaborator something that is essential if you want to achieve exponential results.

I am passionate about building teams where people are not free agents but rather empowered teammates who nail their own responsibilities and help out their teammates along the way.  Everyone must understand their roles, relationships, responsibilities or they will not achieve any meaningful results.  This “4 R” model of leadership I learned from Dr. Mark McCloskey and Dr. Justin Irving in my masters program.  It is simple and it works every time.

But I digress.  Work hard, play hard.  Do both or someday you will end up at the end of your career wondering why you did not take time to enjoy things that you are passionate about.

Do you do this?  What do you do that you are passionate about?

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