Book Review: Integrate – Reviewed by Rama Gaind.
First published on PS News Website on 9 July 2018.
This book is subtitled, ‘Why work-life balance is a myth and what you really need to create a fulfilling lifestyle’. In trying to chase this dream are we actually making ourselves sick?
The most talked-about and well-publicised strategy recommended to manage our frantic lives is ‘work–life balance’. This term originated some time during the early 20th century with regard to improved working conditions and shorter working hours. It was meant to describe the idea that there should be reasonable balance between work and the rest of our lives. It implies that like a seesaw, there is an optimum point of balance that will work for each of us.
Most high achievers are passionate about their business, their careers and their success. Yet passion and drive are the enemies of balance. So, by definition, if you are passionate you are going to always be out of balance.
According to business mentor Drury, the concept of ‘work–life balance’ may have been well intended, but it is unhelpful in the 21st century. It pits work against life, creating an unnecessary conflict. Work is part of life, not something we balance, it’s not against life.
“Rather, each of us has a whole life, every segment of which needs to be integrated in such a way that we can prosper and flourish.”
We must learn to lead ourselves before we lead anybody else. The strategies and stories contained within will inspire you to take responsibility for your own health, define what you really want out of life, and work towards your goals.
This book will show you how to develop a healthy foundation of self-respect, prioritise your self-care and implement achievable self-management strategies.
It is possible to pursue your passion, achieve extraordinary success and build a great lifestyle.
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