Lessons We Can Learn from Jiro Ono
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Of course it's important to have a great personal life. But it's not like you can't have a great time away from work if you love your job, lol.
I love my work, but love my time off, too. So far in my career, I've taken two separate one-year periods off, to travel, spend time with family and just unwind completely. And every day when I do work, I thoroughly love leaving, too, lol.
For me, balance has always been important, so I also try to help the people I manage enjoy their work hours and then GO HOME so they can enjoy the free time, too. When things come up with family, etc., I stress that they should take care of their families first, because work is great, but it's not the top priority in life.
I love my job. I made an active decision 28 years ago that I was going to do it, and I'm satisfied with the decision.
I've driven trucks for a long time. Am I the best? No chance, but I'm good and more importantly, I'm the best that I can be. I take pride in doing the job well, within all the laws and with regard to everyone else on the road.
Would I still do it if I won the lottery or something similar? Get real. I work to live, not live to work.
I figure it depends on what you do -- you see lots of rich people who still work. They're doing it because they love their work. And I'm glad in many cases, because Steve Jobs didn't have to keep working, for instance, lol.
Good point, Kay.
In my case, I would be able to use what I know. I love travel, and would still do it.
Of course, I'd do it with a monster RV trailer pulled by a top of the line Kenworth.
I know a few disgruntled types, but I tend to avoid them. I find those people draining. My thinking is, if you don't like your job, do something about it instead of moaning about it.
Well I've managed to remain foolish but just couldn't handle the stay hungry........
That Jiro film was the only time sushi ever appealed to me.
His speech is interesting and encouraging.
It never occurred to me to stick with a job I didn't like when I was younger and the American economy was better.
I have a great passion for my profession and committed to it because I love it. My love for it fuels my creativity and my drive to always find a way to improve my job performance.
I couldn't have accomplished even half of what I've done or gone the extra mile or 50 extra miles without a natural love and curiosity for my profession.