MPL General Counsel Corner – Time is “Not” Always on My Side
Apologies I did not get out my update last week. We were out of town and if I let work seep into one more day, my wife may have sent me home early. I don’t know about you, but work-life balance can get off-kilter at times, actually more than at times, a lot of the time. I was listening to the Rolling Stones channel the other day and the song “Time Is On My Side” came on. The first thought that came to mind was that this song is the exact opposite of most of my days. However, it does not have to be that way.
When you run your own business or make your own hours, I have learned that it is critical that I make a schedule and set boundaries. However, that very statement alone, while easily said, is not so easy to execute when you are constantly looking to keep your book of business filled. Below are some good articles with tips on achieving the holy grail of “work-life” balance.
- Improving Work-Life Balance: Is There Such A Thing As Business Hours Anymore? (forbes.com)
- Why it’s wrong to look at work-life balance as an achievement – BBC Worklife
- Work-Life Balance Is a Cycle, Not an Achievement (hbr.org)
- How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance – WSJ
- WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast | Podcasts | TED
I will leave you with this quote from Jack Welch:
“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”
Lastly, if you have articles or events that you would like for me to share, please send them over. I have one rule, whatever you send must be educational or informational (please don’t send a sell or pitch piece).
Here are a few other things that may be of interest:
- Trout CPA put out some really good updates in the last few weeks. Check them out (thanks for Brian Wassell and Erin McGaw for sending them over):
- Helpful Coronavirus Resource Pages (FYI, I am getting close to taking this off the weekly update).
As always, please don’t hesitate to email myself (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andy Miller (email@example.com), Christian Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Erik Spurlin (email@example.com) or anyone in our office with questions or comments.