The dictionary defines “holistic” as “concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.”
It might be easy to assume that self- interest and interest in others’ well-being would be at opposite ends of a spectrum, but that turned out not to be true.
In the 1950s, we imagined a future where robots and machines did all the work for us; we would only need to push a few buttons every few minutes, and watch as tasks accomplished themselves. We’re not quite there yet, but we certainly can accomplish a tremendous amount of work by pushing a few buttons.
Most of us leave home every day to go to work. Physically, that is. Metaphorically, we carry our home with us all day. If your home life is in shambles, it’s hard to remain calm and focused on the job. Your
Gardening, home improvement, and crafts, of course. We still take on work for pleasure, of course, which is the definition of a hobby. Sometimes, we even monetize our hobby; Etsy is exhibit A. But for the most part, a hobby is something you do for love, regardless of how skilled you happen to be. But does what you do for fun matter to your career?
What if every weekend were a long weekend?
Yoda is a great career coach. In perhaps his most famous scene, he commands Luke Skywalker, fledgling Jedi, to raise a spaceship with his mind. Reluctantly, Luke agrees to “try.” “No,” interjects Yoda sternly. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
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I have a confession: I use a particular four-letter word at least 10 times a day. I’m not even ashamed to say it. In fact, I hope to persuade you to start using it too.
Workers are creating their own jobs through consulting or contract work while waiting for a full time job to appear, and in some case, as a permanent solution.