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Do you live to work or work to live?

Work-life balance

It’s the age old question. So many people spend their days relentlessly slogging away in a job that they don’t want to be in. They either dread going to work or are content in what they do. Bills need to be paid, after all.

So many settle into something they’re not 100% on.

Some earn little, some earn enough and others earn sky-rocket salaries. But the one thing that a lot of people have in common is that they don’t enjoy what they do.

The brilliant thing about being a business owner, is that (in the majority of cases), you’re building something you really believe in.  You love what you do.

We read an uplifting story this week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32710408

90-year old nurse Florence Rigney marked turning the big milestone at work.She loves her job so much that she still works two days a week at a hospital in Washington. And seeing as she started her career in 1946, this is a remarkable achievement.

It makes us think about how important it is to understand why we do what we do. When it comes to getting out of bed every morning to work on our business, what’s our incentive? Does money drive us? Or maybe we do it to make a better life for our family? It could be that we’re the expert in our field, and genuinely love coming to work every day.

Florence is the epitome of job satisfaction. At 90, she’s still going strong. She loves what she does and her compassion and commitment to helping others drives her to continue working.

It’s always a smart move to sit down and reflect and revaluate what drives your success. And at the moment when you realise you’re no longer happy in what you do, take the leap and make a change.

And if you are happy, then it’s still good to know what drives you.

Fortune favours the brave!

Have a great day!

Cheers

Paul