Sitting in a restaurant in Boca Raton listening to twenty somethings talking about dudes they know who surf every day with Jimmy Buffett.
Who wouldn't want to do that?
Then I run across this manifesto on a very cool web site called Change This. You should check this site out. I KNOW you have already checked out Jimmy Buffett.
Live the Juggle Life
Work.Let me introduce the Juggler’s Manifesto.
We are all obsessed by it.
That 4-letter word.
We spend our lives doing it, thinking about it, talking about it.
So, if you’re not doing it right or you don’t like it, then you have a problem.
Too many people get stuck in a rut in their careers and work lives. They get embedded in a “this is how things should be done” culture, where they are slaves to the corporation, where they leave their personality at the office door, and the Work You is a million miles away from the Real You.
People forget they can change things—just like that. They forget that the status quo is not mandatory.
1 Forget Specialism, discover the value of being across more than one discipline. Sticking tojust one thing limits your potential, Place no limits on what you do and become more fulfilled.
2 Be passionate about all you do. Let your passions and desires inform and shape your work life.
3 Be adept at gear-shifting, from segueing from the huge to the tiny, from work to play.
4 Make time for play. Being a successful juggler is about working hard but also mixing up work and play, and using playtime as your inspiration and stimulation.
5 Be a chameleon, flexible and adaptable. Re-think all you do, be happy to change the rules again and again. Don’t stay entrenched in rigid ideas of how things should be done.
6 The best plan is a non-plan. Success in the knowledge economy is about making it up as you go along. Be The Accidental Executive or The Accidental Entrepreneur.
7 Use your instinct (every time); in making decisions, in deciding what to do, and what not to do.
8 Re-define personal success not by a salary package alone but by more important currency, such as: did you get to see your kid’s sports day, do you work with a decent bunch of people, did you take enough holiday this year?
9 Go beyond a job title and carve out a unique You-role. Take control, do it your way,
10 Develop a personal brand to unite and communicate your strengths.
11 Work hard, but work smart. Whilst success relies on you working hard, it’s also doing what you love; and when you do what you love, it doesn’t feel so much like work.
12 Have lots of self-belief and self-confidence. You must have a positive outlook,
be an optimist.
13 Be a pioneer, with no fear of the unknown. Be happy to learn new stuff and embrace new ideas.
14 Have purpose in all you do. Focus on making a difference and leaving a legacy.
If you want to know the rest, go look up Live the Juggle Life by Ian Saunders.