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SwCA Episode 187: The Real Reason You Can’t Have It All Is…

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SHOW NOTES: In our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”).  

In this episode our topic is, “The Real Reason You Can’t Have It All Is…”

So, let’s get right to ‘the answer’!

A) You don’t want ‘it all.’

B) ‘It All’ doesn’t exist.

There are many public discussions that are gender focused regarding the general concept of working outside of a family and unit and contemporaneously working inside of a family unit. The stereotype is that a female is not able to work outside a family unit while working inside of one (and that their work and family will both suffer due to the lack of time and attention). For males the stereotype is that they are not able to work outside the family unit while working inside of one (and that their family unit will suffer due to the lack of time and attention while they prioritize their outside work). There is guilt, shame and regret for males and females in their pursuit of an unattainable fiction ('it all').

In the Harry Chapin song, “Cat’s in the Cradle” a father laments that his child [...]

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