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April 3, 2019

Stew Friedman’s second principle for Work-Life Integration is Be Whole.

[Quick Review: Be Real is his first one; if it’s not seeming familiar, jump back to my blog from yesterday]

He writes —

“To be whole is to act with integrity

by recognizing how the different parts

of your life affect each other.


This involves identifying

who matters most to you

at work,

at home,

and in the community;


understanding what you need

from each other;


and seeing whether and how

these needs mesh or don’t mesh.”


— Ohhhhh-kay, there’s a lot packed in there. And it starts with “identifying who matters most to you” in three arenas of your life.

Start there. Who are those people for you?

Then, determine what “you need from each other” — which just might. hint-hint, involve asking them.

Finally, do you have congruency? Or are some adjustments needed?

What if it’s up to you and me to make the first move?

Remember, you and the others involved are worth the effort. After all, Christ Jesus himself said that he came so you can have real and eternal life, more and better life than you ever dreamed of. —  John 10:10b.

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