HUFFINGTON POST - Aug 29 -
Q: What does your day look like?
A: There is no typical day in my life. Some days I have 10 meetings, and each is about a completely different part of the business. My first activity every day is crafting my calendar. John Wooden said, "Make every day your masterpiece," and that is brilliant advice.
Q: What are your work life balance goals?
A: I'm a big believer in the stoic philosophy of only being focused on the things that you control. I can't control whether people use eHarmony, but I can drive our staff to make our apps work better, match better, and be easier to use. To be truly effective in my role, I need to spend time with my children. I have to exercise and stay physically strong. Stephen Covey called it "sharpening the saw". If you're going to work every day with a dull saw, you're not doing anyone any good.
Q: How has your work life balance changed throughout the years?
A: I can remember in my 20's being in the grip of a terrible depression. I went to see a psychologist. I told her that my real passion was making music, and I just wanted an undemanding day-job to make money for expenses. She said, "This is why you're depressed." She told me that I had plenty of mental and physical energy to work an engaging job in the daytime and play music at night. It completely changed my life.
Q: Do you have any tips for balancing career, kids, and the marriage?
A: People like to say, "Marriage takes work." I think that's crazy. Marriage takes attention. My best advice for work and family is simple...When I'm at work. I'm at work. I don't chat with my wife or friends at work. But when work is over…I'm not working!
by Shari Medini
See full article at Huffington Post
See all posts on eHarmony
Summarized by the Courtland Brooks team