How can so many high achievers consistently leave work in time to be home for dinner with their family?
How was former Campbell Soup CEO, Doug Conant, able to spend 30-minutes a day writing thank you notes, and leave for home at a reasonable time?
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg runs a company worth 230 billion dollars, and she still manages to leave the office at 5:30 every day. How does she do it?
How does the person with the biggest job on the planet, President Barack Obama, maintain his commitment to his family that he will have dinner with them every night at 6:30?
Back when I was young and dumb, I worked over 100 hours each week as I fought desperately to lead my fast growing startup. I skipped meals to get a few more things crossed off the to-do list. I slept less in the misguided notion of increasing productivity. And worst of all, I traded precious hours with the family just so I could get a few more things done each week.
It was only after painful failures in both business and my marriage that I was forced to discover three keys to approaching work and life, which oddly increased my results in both domains.