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How to make work-life balance work | Nigel Marsh

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What I thought I would do

is I would start with a simple request.

I'd like all of you

to pause for a moment,

you wretched weaklings,

and take stock of your miserable existence.

(Laughter)

Now that was the advice

that St. Benedict gave his rather startled followers

in the fifth century.

It was the advice that I decided to follow myself

when I turned 40.

Up until that moment, I had been that classic corporate warrior --

I was eating too much, I was drinking too much,

I was working too hard

and I was neglecting the family.

And I decided that I would try

and turn my life around.

In particular, I decided

I would try to address the thorny issue

of work-life balance.