Have you ever thought about why we work? Obviously, food, shelter, and other necessities are one answer. But beyond that, why do we work?
“Work = Life” is the title of my favorite chapter in Jim McCann’s book, Stop And Sell The Roses. How do you feel about that philosophy? Work = Life. To help put this idea in perspective, let’s substitute “work” with some sexier words:
Money = Life
House = Life
Car = Life
Boat = Life
Jewelry = Life
Cruise = Life
As nice as these things may be, as a philosophy of life, they just don’t have that “reason for being” impact do they?! Now try these:
Productivity = Life
Service = Life
Creativity = Life
Innovation = Life
Challenge = Life
Contribution = Life
Much better, don’t you think?! These words create a more appealing perspective on why we go to work every day, don’t they?!
Money and stuff are just a way to keep score. Work = Life
Small Business Notes
Jim McCann – Stop and Sell Roses
For the pocket of notes you gave me.