Business Week’s executive life issue highlights a real problem for today’s leaders – enjoying time away from the office. While the article is written for wealthy execs who can hire personal trainers and buy Porsche cars, it brings up a few important questions that apply to most of us.
How can we reap the best from life?
Do we need to be rich to live well (we know the answer to this one)?
How do we fuel our passions AWAY from work?
I take solace in the knowledge that study after study has shown that wealthy people feel no happier than folks with less money in the bank. There are grumpy and satisfied people at every socioeconomic level.
In other words, some of us know how to enjoy life better than others!
I’d love to hear what you do to fuel your passions. Perhaps we can give each other a few good ideas. Have you been able to find a favorite place that is your personal oasis? Have you cultivated an energizing hobby?
Personally, I like to drive with my convertible top down. When the sun is shining and the tunes are playing, I am totally at peace. I also enjoy a succulent chocolate morsel with a big red wine. Seeing seedlings grow into strong plants is fun. Having a lively conversation with my husband is special.