In an average week, I work about 70 hours on my various projects and jobs. The productive t I didn't get much out of this book. Drake is also a psychologist, and he documents the heavy mental and physical toll extracted by a life on the fast track. I will show you how to convince your organization that the changes you want to make will be good for the organization. Drake has helped me see ways to slow down, do volunteer work more effectively, get rid of feelings of resentment that build up from over-involvement, and truly get back to enjoying life more.
Once again she read every word and provided countless constructive suggestions. Can you downshift easily within the management structure? In reading Downshifting, you are also making a great start toward living a more fulfilling life—a goal sought by many, but all too seldom achieved. Some of these forces are subtle, others overpowering. Earlier in his career, Dr. Downshifting requires prioritizing, an adjustment in values, and a totally different mindset… not just a change to a more frugal way of living. What am I waiting for? This book is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for converting your fondest lifestyle dreams into reality. I feel that a lot of people would be better off working less because they would only lose the unproductive time.
Please contact Ingram Publisher Services, Tel: 800 509-4887; Fax: 800 838-1149; E-mail: customer. Cover design: Susan Malikowski, Autographix. Often downshifting comes out of a wish to conserve natural resources. He guides readers through all they need to know and do to make a good living, yet find more free time for themselves and those they care most about. Drake suggests that you take some time out to really give the decision some serious thought, including a few days off of work. I now spend only on food and holidays. And last, but certainly not least, my wife Dee Drake—on her fifth book.
I just have enough personal effects to enjoy this reprioritising and live simply with all I have already thrived hard to own early. San Francisco Downshifting Copyright © 2000 by John D. Drake offers practical advice to today's workers who dream of turning their hectic lives into something more peaceful. The four day workweek would give me a day to devote to writing, which would be very nice, but would add some a bit of stress on other days. Please contact Berrett-Koehler: Tel: 800 929-2929; Fax: 802 864-7626.
Here, Drake collects a big pile of specific suggestions on how to downshift a bit without disrupting the boat too much — things like personal lunches, making personal appointments in your datebook, setting adamant limits on overwork, and so on. There is solace in silence. We will work along the way and workamp. In Downshifting you will learn ways to cut back and still make a good living. Downshifting is a practical, hands-on guide that actually shows how to move from the fast track to a more satisfying, healthier, less work-focused lifestyle. My reviewers, whose thoughtful suggestions improved the quality of the text—Frank Basler, Cliff Hakim, Maryanne Koschier, Gates McKibbin, and Jennifer Meyers. My gratitude to: The Drake clan—JoAnn, John, Kathy, Peter, Rob, and Tim—for their critiques and suggestions.
Downshifting on your own terms is a far better choice than being forced to change your life because of financial woes. What actions could I take that are likely to increase my happiness? Downshifting then would give ample time to train a replacement without many demands. For readers just beginning to contemplate a work-life change or those eager to downshift, Downshifting provides the guidance, tools, encouragement, and proof needed to create a more balanced, relaxed, and fulfilling life. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. When would be a good time to meet with them? While such efforts enhance profits, they also make for long, strenuous workdays that can drive conscientious workers into the ground.
Does anyone else feel the same? They divide their time between Maine and Florida. He uses real-life examples to provide practical strategies for freeing up personal time and for using that time to create a happier, more satisfying life. Organized by level of risk-from such low-risk steps as simply changing work style to bold actions, such as flextime, lateral or downward moves, and shortened work weeks-this book is the first to really show how to put specific downshifting options into action. What could I do to alleviate that concern? Shifting my work schedule so that I come in one to two hours earlier each day. Check out Signs of Overwork for a list of symptoms characteristic of overworked individuals.
Not a good priority; in his defense, there are no electrical jobs where we live that pay what he is used to. How bad is it for you? There were a couple anecdotes in the book about people working less and getting the same amount done. Once the decision to downshift has been made, then comes the question of how. With recipes such as Ice in Heaven and Pomegranate and Walnut Stew with Chicken, Ariana manages to capture the sensual, exotic pleasure of Persian cuisine as well as celebrating the values and traditions cherished by her forefathers. Using real-life stories of people who have successfully downshifted, Drake reveals how to get past the wistful dreaming and hand-wringing stages to taking decisive, thoughtful steps for implementing real change in your work-life. The worst that could happen is that The Simple Dollar collapses right after leaving, for whatever reason.