A Brilliant Gamble
About This Show
Does work have to be this way? No it doesn’t. You don’t have to sacrifice your soul to be successful in your career. And you don’t have to drop out to find a blend of work and life that works for you.
Each week I talk to people who are proving that the old, 20th century way of working is well past its sell-by-date. I bring you practical ideas about how you can configure a life where work, family and self are integrated seamlessly based on 20 years of coaching clients around the globe.
AND I share what I’m learning from my own digital nomad adventure as I unpick my hardwired working habits...or at least try to! Join me on a quest to find a better way.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 70: Uncovering the Protestant Work Ethic
4 days ago
I've been revisting one of the set texts from my degree (I read it nearly 30 years ago!) - Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - recently. I do this for you, by the way!
I'm becoming increasingly aware of the deeply hardwired beliefs we have about work - work is what makes us valuable human beings, work is Godly, hard, mundane work has the greatest virtue. If skill comes too easily or if you enjoy your work too much it must not have as much value as work which is painful and hard fought for.
In this week's podcast I explore the routes of these beliefs and question whether they have as much relevance today as they did in the Industrial Age.
I'd love to know what you think too!
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