I’ve been listening to an interesting podcast lately. It’s comedians talking about the biz… so it might not be for everyone but the work ethic is what really inspires me. The way that good comedians use the 140 character limitation of Twitter is so interesting. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night they a Tweeting hilarious quips and nuggets that endear us to their daily lives. It makes me think of the Clockless™ wave and how inspiration doesn’t have an off switch. So when I came across this article about diagnosing a workaholic I was intrigued… because I really do feel it’s hard to “switch off” some times. Here are the signifying qualities:
- You think of how you can free up more time to work.
- You spend much more time working than initially intended.
- You work in order to reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness and depression.
- You have been told by others to cut down on work without listening to them.
- You become stressed if you are prohibited from working.
- You deprioritize hobbies, leisure activities and exercisebecause of your work.
- You work so much that it has negatively influenced your health.
The Clockless™ wave is for people that tend to live the 24 hyper life. Not that they stay up for 24hrs, it’s just that they rarely “switch off” and definitely don’t unplug. With the internet and cloud computing making working from home so accessible, people are more engaged after hours than ever. So do you burn the midnight oil? Or do you make a conscious effort to power down? The Human Truth™ of the Clockless™ wave is: “I want what I want when I want it™” and when it comes to work lately, it seems that many people find it hard to leave it at the office.