In today’s work environment, we hear so often that one of the benefits that employees desire is the ability to work remotely. Having worked many years for a Fortune 500 company that went from having everyone work from an assigned office to having most non-manufacturing employees work from home, me being one, and now working a smaller company, where most of our employees work from the office, I can see the pros and cons of both scenarios. Having the flexibility to go down to the basement for work saved money on gas and food.
In my current stage of life – let’s call it middle-age-mature – I find myself thinking about how to simplify my life in order to have less stress. That means that I think much more about what matters most and whether I’m spending time on things that don’t really matter in the long run. A book that I just completed helped me greatly in understanding what matters.
Would you rather do anything than speak in front of a group? In his 2012 book, The Real Story of Risk, Glenn Croston stated that most people fear public speaking more than death. When faced with standing up in front of a group, we break into a sweat because we are afraid of rejection.