I bring this up because one of the biggest challenges for those pursing a very time-intensive career path is who to balance career with the rest of life. I am a firm believer that a life well-lived involves a lot more than a career, but how does one protect those other areas of life from being overrun by work-related stress?
If anybody knows about work-related stress, it's a football coach at a NCAA Division I-A university. Legendary Kansas State coach Bill Snyder eats only one meal per day during football season to put more time into his job. In his words,
"I never was a breakfast eater, and I learned that by working over the lunch hour, you could get a lot more done. That was so good, I did it during dinner."He eats his only meal of the day when he gets home at night - which is usually after midnight. If that man has a work-life balance, I can't see where it would fit into his schedule.
"Football Comes 5th". What comes in first through fourth? Faith, family, knowledge, and friends... and then football.
The book is specifically written for young people, however I'd love to give it a read anyway. I'd love to know how he excels in a field with a total of 120 jobs where the competition thinks taking time out for dinner is a luxury, because that sounds a little too familiar to my field for comfort.