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Work Life Balance

Postby Quintessential Mum » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:00 pm

Just wanted to share this with everyone:

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

Imagine Life as a game in which you are juggling some 5 balls in the air. They are Work, Health, Family, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other 4 balls, Haelth, Family, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will irrevocably scuffed, marked,nicked,damaged or shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.

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Re: Work Life Balance

Postby jedamum » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:18 pm

Quintessential Mum wrote:
Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.

my dh frequently complains of being very busy. he can be so busy that he skips his toilet breaks (and hence he constipates...:roll:) and even have no time to drink water (and constipates somemore... :roll:). yet he seldom work after his office hours (the most he brings his work home, if it is really really really urgent). his rationale is that he is already very efficient; if he still needs to work overtime, then there is something wrong with the company's system.

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Re: Work Life Balance

Postby toddles » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:03 pm

Quintessential Mum wrote:Just wanted to share this with everyone:

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

Imagine Life as a game in which you are juggling some 5 balls in the air. They are Work, Health, Family, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other 4 balls, Haelth, Family, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will irrevocably scuffed, marked,nicked,damaged or shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.


thanks for sharing! this is so true.

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Re: Work Life Balance

Postby Mathmaniac » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:33 pm

toddles wrote:
Quintessential Mum wrote:Just wanted to share this with everyone:

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

Imagine Life as a game in which you are juggling some 5 balls in the air. They are Work, Health, Family, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other 4 balls, Haelth, Family, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will irrevocably scuffed, marked,nicked,damaged or shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.


thanks for sharing! this is so true.


The ugly reality of society.. :(

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Postby titank » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:59 pm

When can we like Ang Moh country where work 35 hours per week?
In Asia, it is really stress to work!

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Postby markfch » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:38 am

When the tagline of 'cheaper, better, faster' is repeated all over the media, I think the concept of work balance has to take a back seat. :cry:
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Postby Daddy D » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:51 am

Work Life Balance... not applicable in Singapore context... esp for SMEs...

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Postby tankee » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:11 pm

The new tagline in Singapore is "work life harmony" after someone finally realized that it is impossible to achieve work life balance here now.

Even ministry of manpower has started using this "work life harmony"

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Re: Work Life Balance

Postby Quintessential Mum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:12 pm

jedamum wrote:
Quintessential Mum wrote:
Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.

my dh frequently complains of being very busy. he can be so busy that he skips his toilet breaks (and hence he constipates...:roll:) and even have no time to drink water (and constipates somemore... :roll:). yet he seldom work after his office hours (the most he brings his work home, if it is really really really urgent). his rationale is that he is already very efficient; if he still needs to work overtime, then there is something wrong with the company's system.


Yup totally agree but he should still try to take short breaks for his own well being. :wink:

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Re: Work Life Balance

Postby Quintessential Mum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:14 pm

toddles wrote:
Quintessential Mum wrote:Just wanted to share this with everyone:

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

Imagine Life as a game in which you are juggling some 5 balls in the air. They are Work, Health, Family, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other 4 balls, Haelth, Family, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will irrevocably scuffed, marked,nicked,damaged or shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.



thanks for sharing! this is so true.


You are most welcome! I think that we tend to forget what is truly important when we get caught up in our daily grind and busy lives.

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