At the end of every interview, I do a little Proust questionnaire with all my guests. One of the questions I always ask is: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?” This episode is a supercut of my favorite responses.
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Key takeaways from this episode:
- Insights on finding work-life balance from Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton, Kim Chambers, Tami Foreman, and Alissa Walker
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“We think about how much time we put into work, but I think it’s valuable to think about how much time we put into life. If you say, ‘Well, I work 60-hour weeks,’ it’s like, ‘Well, how many hours a week do you live?’ It’s not something that can be ‘carved out,’ it’s something that you do. You have to live otherwise something else will take its place.
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In order of appearance, the guests featured in this episode, with links to their full-length interviews:
- Tami Forman – What Gets Measured, Gets Managed
- Kim Chambers – Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Wendy MacNaughton – Activating Your Empathy Muscle
- Austin Kleon – The Pencil vs The Computer
- Jason Fried – Whose Schedule Are You On?
- Alissa Walker – Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow
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