As someone who takes work very seriously, an article on LinkedIn by Jeff Haden really hit home. The man in his story had a life in which the personal and professional were so tightly wound that he lost all hope when the business ran into trouble.
For me, family and friends come first, and I know I’d have all the support in the world if I ever ran into trouble on the business side. But there was a time when all my self-worth was tied to work. That’s not good when you’re in an unstable industry like newspaper publishing.
This article captures the lesson I ultimately learned, with one caveat: I never found myself in a situation as severe as what this unfortunate soul encountered.
By Jeff Haden, ghostwriter, Speaker Inc., magazine columnist