Principles of Bullishness #3: Think of Work-life Balance Over the Course of Your Entire Life

Think of Work-life Balance Over the Course of Your Entire Life

No one wants a boss who steals all your free time, but that doesn’t mean you should aim to leave every day at 5 and get your fill of yoga and relaxing hobbies.

If you live in a brutal capitalist system – and in the U.S., you do – your twenties is no time to think about work-life balance.

Think of “balance” over the course of your entire life. If there’s ever going to be a time you work less or not at all (caring for children or aging parents, for instance), maybe you should work more now, and set your future self up with options and resources.

Working more now doesn’t mean giving all your free time to a boss. Only do that if it will get you raises and promotions. Your other options include aggressive networking, pursuing mentors and sponsors, gaining additional education and training, or starting a side hustle or your own company.

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