Tag vivid

Talking work-life balance at Vivid Ideas: What did we learn?

100 shiny faces, 2 volunteers, 1 sponsor and a bunch of amazing panellists joined Hacking Happiness for our first ever foray into the wonderful world of Vivid Sydney’s Vivid Ideas. It was an amazing event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art overlooking Sydney Harbour. Here’s just a bit of what we discovered in the months leading to ‘the myth of work-life balance in a get-ahead culture.’ The concept of

Continue reading…

Work hard. Play hard. What a bunch of bull.

Work hard play hard used to be my motto. It used to be (almost) what defined me. As 40 raps her tired knuckles against my birthday this year, I have seen a distinct change in how I operate. The little hell cat that used to go out every night after work in her 20’s (I did shift work, it was kind of OK to hit the clubs at midnight back

Continue reading…

What did you want to be when you grew up?

What did you want to be when you grew up? Such a dangerous question. It’s thick around the edges with loss and laced with the bitter taste of disappointment. When you look at your child self who would have screamed “nurse!” or “fireman!” or in my case “writer and actor!” and then return to who you are now, sometimes the gap between the desire and the reality is dizzying. We

Continue reading…

Whatever happened to being content?

Earn more, sell more, have a greater impact, reach a wider audience, make more sales, be more profitable, enjoy more success, diversify, convert more enquiries, have it all, and reach your potential. These are the modern catch phrases gaining most of the airplay in small business, freelancing and solo entrepreneurship. You too can learn to stay ahead of the competition, keep up with the fast-paced world, increase your visibility and

Continue reading…

Workplace balance: Avoid plodding along and overstretching in equal measure

Doing the same thing over and over is OK for some people. It is definitely not OK for others. Our motivation can wane if we constantly do work we can do easily. It makes for a less fulfilling work day. This is what workplace balance is all about. So what can you do to up the ante? Within your workplace, you can identify ways to take on extra tasks or

Continue reading…