by Shawna Suckow, CMP
• Learning to say 'no'
• Creating work/life balance
• Make life, outside of work, a priority
I have a secret to share with you: I don’t work on Friday afternoons (shhh…don’t tell!). If word ever got out, people might think I’m a slacker, or worse…that I have work/life balance!
There’s a strange badge of honor in our industry that comes from working ridiculous hours. Ask any planner how they are, and I’ll bet they respond, “Busy!” with a smile on their face, and an exasperated sigh.
I know how fulfilling it is to cross tasks off my list, and often you’ll find me on the couch, late at night, when it’s quiet and I can think. I get a lot done during those hours when the phone’s not ringing and I don’t feel compelled to check my email. I’m not saying the occasional late evening is a bad thing; on the contrary, it can be a peaceful time to accomplish quite a bit.