During my college years, I daydreamed about landing a tech job that would let me travel the world, meet people and sample various cuisine. Fast forward 20 years later, I am doing exactly just that. I am grateful that as CMO for AvePoint, I get to work daily with very talented colleagues and serve amazing customers around the world.
Due to the nature of my job, I travel a lot. Friends and colleagues often ask, “How do you do it, Dux? How do you balance your personal life and your work life?”
To me, it’s all about work-life integration.
What’s Work-Life Integration?
According to UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, work-life integration is "an approach that creates more synergies between all areas that define 'life': work, home/family, community, personal well-being, and health."
This approach emphasizes gentle pivots rather than hard boundaries between different areas of life. For example, when I am at home and not traveling, I start my day at 4:30am responding to top priority work emails. Soon after that I go out for my morning run then come back to have breakfast with my family. I’d be in the office by 9am, work until 3pm then pick up the kids and take them to their after-school activities. We have dinner together and before going to bed, we'd catch up on the latest TED Talks to prepare for my next work presentation.
3 Core Principles of Work-Life Integration
How to Achieve a Healthy Balance
How about you? How will you weave in your passion into what you do?
I hope you found this post beneficial. I would love to hear from you! What tips can you share to achieve a healthy work-life integration balance?
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