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Ask the expert: Work-life balance

Experts reveal how to manage your two lives.

Tackling the challenge of always being connected and achieving a true work-life balance can seem impossible. Here, 10 top business leaders shortlisted in The Business Book Awards 2019 share their tips for striking the perfect balance.

Choose a job that you love to bring play into work

It’s useful to recognise that work-life is something of a misnomer. Since work is such an important and potentially rewarding part of life, it doesn’t help to view it as something separate.

Confucius said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Imagine, if this was a thing over 2,000 years ago, how much more relevant is it today? So, if we reframe work-life as work/play – then we can look for ways to bring play into work and love our jobs even more!

(Joe Burton, author of Be useful: Is the world making good use of you?)

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 274, May 2019.

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