Work + Life
Finding the Fit That's Right for YouBook - 2004
Change when, how, and where you work; know why and how anyone can have more flexibility; be inspired to live life the way you want to live it. Because the old nine-to-five corporate culture will never return, you need to change the way you think about, approach, and interact with work. Cali Williams Yost, a dynamic and innovative work/life expert who has both coached individuals and consulted for Fortune 500 companies, believes that you can choose how work fits into your life instead of work choosing how much life is left over for you. Work + Lifepresents a practical, step-by-step process that helps you to create, propose, negotiate, and successfully implement a flexible arrangement that meets not only your needs but also the needs of your employer. Filled with inspiring success stories, as well as thought-provoking exercises focused on finding answers to every individual's unique work/life dilemmas, this is the only book that can be used by anyone to achieve any kind of flexibility, in any industry, at any stage of their career. The 3 Steps to Help You Fit Work Into Your Life Step 1: Change Your Mind-set Get rid of misconceptions about work flexibility; claim responsibility for your own work and life choices; and redefine what it means to be a loyal employee. Step 2: Identify and Bypass the Roadblocks Reevaluate your definitions of success; cope with your fears; overcome resistance from your manager, coworkers, or spouse; and learn to think outside the box. Step 3: Figure Out What You Really Want and How You'll Get It Analyze the specific demands of your job and your life to determine the adjustments you'll need to make; write a formal business proposal; negotiate it with your manager; and implement it.