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.
* Note for listeners: This is one of Hurry Slowly’s special “mini-episodes,” a short 5 to 10-minute supercut that provides a lighter counterpoint to our usual full-length interviews. If you’re new to the show, I suggest starting here.
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.
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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