Why time management is killing us

This is the most life-changing thing I’ve read in the past bit. Instead of TL:DR (too long, don’t read): long and important, and read every word. Slowly. If all this increased efficiency brings none of the benefits it was supposed to bring, what should we be doing instead? At Take Back Your Time, the consensus [Read More…]

Taking a detour off the career path to live Jesuit values

A bit late to the party with noticing this (file that under “need better work-life rhythm,” or maybe under “productivity isn’t everything and may in fact be illusory.”)  Anyway, great article about six kids trying to figure out life, work, the universe, and everything: Hope for the future arrives in the capital on the fourth [Read More…]

Why You Need to Stop Doing Your Work in Bed

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. There was an interesting article by Sue Shellenbarger in The Wall Street Journal last year about the increasing amount of work being performed in bed. It has a lot to say about several things, including the increasingly international nature of even small [Read More…]

Do All People (Even Shut-Ins) Have a Calling to Work?

By Kevin Kinghorn I’ve heard that phrase thrown around a lot: that “all people have a divine calling to work.”  And I’ve even written about the ministry work that all Christians must be doing, if the Church is to fulfill its mission as Christ’s body in the world. But is this really true in every [Read More…]

The Gift of Not Knowing

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Voltaire once wrote, “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” I hope Voltaire is right, because a lot of my experience of what little success I have had as an entrepreneur has come out of my supreme ignorance [Read More…]

On work-life balance and not going to the Asbury Project

  Some of you may remember how for the last two years I’ve spent some time at a conference called the Asbury Project.  It’s a two-day conference focusing on social entrepreneurship and featuring a business plan competition by college and seminary, and it’s held in part at my seminary alma mater, which is less than [Read More…]