Stress Isn't Worth It
Work Life Balance Stress Community
Hello HireClub! I'm back in San Francisco and I wanted to thank you all.
I had to leave suddenly to help take care of my mother in India who was undergoing heart surgery. She is now out of the hospital and recovering.
I feel incredibly lucky that due to the support from this community, my family and the choices I've made, I was able to leave last minute and support my family. I realize not many people are able to do that.
Lisa Maria managed the site and support while I was gone. Julie Krafchick managed coaching. All our coaches and moderators made sure things ran as smooth as possible and continued to plan future events.
This is a testament to how strong our community is and it's strengths lie way beyond me.
I think we are seeing everywhere on the news and maybe some of you are feeling that Tech and it's growth has some negative impact. That this "let's all create billion dollar companies!" mindset has its negatives as well as positives.
I think there are other ways to do business. I think work-life balance is extremely important. I've done my time at startups before, I've done the 80 hour grind and I was never that happy.
While I have much privilege in being able to make this choice, I also spent many years making sure my clients and team knew my boundaries. I actually lost a job once when I prioritized one of my daughter's camping trips over work.
Our industry has a long way to go, but I want HireClub to be place where people and companies realize that healthy bodies make healthy companies.
I don't like to stress if HireClub is going to be the biggest thing in the world. While I want us to succeed and have a livable revenue model, I'm also not trying to get more gray hair.
And I think that's the lesson both my mother's doctors and I would say. Stress is never worth it. Take time in your life for the things that matter. Work can always wait.