168

168

Sleep 7.5 hours a day and you’re left with 115 waking hours each week.

Invest 40 – 45 hours of that time at work … that’s 35 – 40% of your waking weekly life.

It makes sense to do what we can to make that time as enjoyable as possible for everyone.

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Individually: What are you actively doing (consistently) to better love what you do and the people you do it with and for?

Leaders: What are you consistently doing to help your people better enjoy their work and the people around them (to Cross The Line, Be 212, and Smile & Move)? Are you doing anything to make it worse?

Stay focused on making good things happen for other people. It's a better bet to a more enjoyable day for everyone.

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When I talk with audiences, I show the number 168 up on a screen and ask if anyone knows what it represents. Rarely does someone share the answer. It could be shyness but I think it's likely most people haven't had it presented to them before.

We know the number of hours in a day, the number of days in a week, the number of weeks in a year, etc. Why don't we learn the number of hours in a week?

What if we taught it earlier in schools? What if we consistently taught the value of loving your work, making a contribution, and the importance of working relationships … loving your people? What if we made these lessons as important as any other lesson learned? What if we taught ‘living for the weekend’ is to miss out on the bulk of your life?

Maybe the weekly number isn't that important. I mean, where do you stop? Hours in a month? (720 - 744) Hours in a year? (8,760)

To me, there's something helpful about the weekly measurement. Somehow it helps me better embrace a sense of urgency (Smovish Principle #8) while still keeping the bigger picture in mind.

“There are people who say that time is money. But time is much more than money. Time is life.

Thich Nhat Hanh | 1926 - | Vietnamese Buddhist monk & activist

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