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Seven Tips to Attain Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

  • Seven Tips to Attain Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work-

    Click through for seven tips on creating a balanced work/life rhythm, as identified by Jon Gordon, a workplace consultant and author.

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Seven Tips to Attain Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

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    Click through for seven tips on creating a balanced work/life rhythm, as identified by Jon Gordon, a workplace consultant and author.

If there’s one thing that just about every IT professional on the planet can identify with, it’s the difficulty in striking a work/life balance. The nature of the job is such that not only is there no such thing as a 40-hour work week, there’s no such thing as a week in which you really know how many hours you’ll be working. So how on earth do you create a balance under those extraordinary circumstances?

According to workplace consultant and author Jon Gordon, you don’t. In fact, he says, you need to throw the idea of striking a work/life balance out the window, because it’s unattainable, and striving for it will lead to nothing but frustration and disappointment. Instead, Gordon advises that you think of it as establishing a natural work/life rhythm, much like the rhythm of the seasons.

Gordon, whose most recent book is “The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work,” has come up with a list of seven tips on how to attain that elusive goal.

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