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Home you vs. business you

I recently started working out with a new personal trainer in a bid to shift some kilos. My colleagues are already bored of hearing me moan about wanting to eat something I’m not ‘allowed’ or how much my quads happen to be hurting today, but I am a Pom, and I do whinge.

New trainer Sam tells me the secret to my success is to apply the determination, drive and results-based approach I have in my working life, to my weight loss. Simple eh? If only.

It’s funny though isn’t it? Some of the most successful businesspeople I know apply none of their admirable work qualities to their personal life. They’ll be organised to the point of OCD at work, but their homes are a mess. They’ll take no prisoners in the boardroom, but they’re an absolute pushover with their kids.

I for one am absolutely pedantic about grammar and punctuation at work (you’d hope so, wouldn’t you?), but in my personal emails I often type everything (God forbid!) in lower case. It’s like a kind of rebellion.

I’m not sure why we’re so different at home and at work, but sometimes it wouldn’t hurt to drag the positive apsects of our work personailty into our home personality, and vice versa.

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Jen Bishop

Jen Bishop

Jen was the publisher at Loyalty Media and editor of Dynamic Business, Australia's largest circulating small business magazine, from 2008 until 2012. She is now a full-time blogger at The Interiors Addict.

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