At it’s core, A Better 40 is a resource for all of us working away as knowledge workers at corporate jobs who are wanting to live a full life – both at work, and at home. As driven, focused, high-achiever types, our default is to double down on work. Hard work got us here, but we’re going to need to find a better way of working in order to sustain these results. The threat of burnout and overwhelm tend to knock at our doors, along with our kids who want to know if we’re done with work yet.
I know that there are plenty of blogs, courses, and books about the more personal and spiritual ways of taking care of ourselves to avoid getting worn out. This isn’t one of them. A better work week for me starts with action, not meditation, journaling, or a long hot bath. Those are good healthy practices, but I know that strategies, systems, and real life examples of how to thrive at work are what we need to experience fulfillment at both work and at home.
Here’s my credo, my mission, my set of expectations for myself and a goal for those who want to be a part of this community of like-minded professionals. My hope for each of you is that you are able to get to a “heck yes” when you reading these. If not today, soon!
A Better 40 Credo
- We do good work, work we love, work that means something to us
- We work effectively in the time allocated
- We are not ruled by our inbox nor bullied by our calendar
- We say both yes and no with intention and grace
- We focus on economy of words in our communications
- We consistently deliver fantastic results
- We ask for what we need
- We value recovery time
- We help others
- We show our work