HOW TO WORK LESS AND ENJOY LIFE MORE
JOHN D. DRAKE, PH.D.
BERRETT-KOEHLER PUBLISHERS, INC.
This book is for you if you are
fed up with the 12-hour work day and want to cut back.
scared about the risks that come with working less.
I would like to express my appreciation to all those who were so willing to give their time to contribute to this book. My gratitude to:
The Drake cl……
IS THIS ANY WAY TO LIVE?
There’s more to life than work.
WORKING LIKE CRAZY
“I should have left an hour ago.” “Between my job and ……
THE WORK TRAP
Young executives experience a high as they begin their first job. The title, the secretary, lunches with the “big boys,” the sense……
WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?
They conquer who believe they can. One has not learned the lesson of life who does not each day surmount a fear.
MAKING THE DECISION
Not to decide is to decide.
LAURENCE J. PETERS, PETER’S QUOTATIONS1
THE TIME PROBLEM
“John, I’d love to downshift, but I ……
LOW-RISK DOWNSHIFTING OPTIONS
What if we put in shorter hours and got the work done anyway? Don’t laugh. Some people are doing it.
RISKIER STEPS TOWARD THE LIFE YOU WANT
I love coaching, but anybody can coach. My wife has just one husband and my children have just one fathe……
GETTING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S BUY-IN
Control your destiny or someone else will.
JACK WELCH,1 CEO, GENERAL ELECTRIC
DEFUSING POTENTIAL RESISTANCE……
WHEN THE ANSWER IS NO
Don’t ever slam a door; you might want to go back.
SHOT DOWN—NOW WHAT?
If you are reading this chapter, you……
YOU DID IT!
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
CONSCIOUSLY CREATING HAPPINESS
If your downshifting process is underway,……
YOUR HAPPINESS IS UP TO YOU
I made a living, but I never really lived.
(THE SINGLE MOST COMMON REGRET OF THE TERMINALLY ILL, ACCORDING TO ELI……
GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE
A FIVE-SESSION PROGRAM
To aid participants in finding a better balance in their lives by helpi……
Chapter 1: Is This Any Way to Live?
1 Amy Saltzman. “When Less is More,” U.S. News and World Report, October 27, 1997.
2 Gates McKibben. Bas……
Cabrera, James C. and Charles F. Albrecht. The Lifetime Career Manager. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media, 1995.
acceptance, gaining company, 71–77
accessibility, modern communications, 5–6
activities, as a source of happiness, 91–92
John D. Drake currently serves as chairman of the board of Drake Inglesi Milardo, Inc. Before creating this firm, Drake founded and served as CEO ……
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