The Integrated Life

Posts from David DeWolf that propose an alternative to work-life balance.

Mission, Vision, Values: Your [Marriage Is] Dead Without ’em
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Have you ever stopped to think about the contrasts between your work and personal lives? Why is it that we proactively work to navigate our careers while we fail to…

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2011 Thanksgiving Top Three
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Last year I posted a Thanksgiving Top Ten. Boy, talk about setting the bar high. Don’t get me wrong, ten is a great number. It was in 2010 and it…

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Labor Day Reflections
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Labor Day is one of the staple American holidays, marking the “unofficial end of summer,” but few people know what we’re actually celebrating. A quick look at Wikipedia reveals that…

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What’s your “Personal Travel Policy”?
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I have a love-hate relationship with business travel. I love the travel; I hate being away from my family. My introduction to business travel came shortly after starting my first…

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Why I Love Undercover Boss
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My wife and I watch very little TV. Every now and then we’ll flip it on, and recently we have found that Undercover Boss is one of the few wholesome…

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Inside the Vatican
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“Inside the Vatican” – those three words have taken on a multitude of meanings over the past month, and as with all things related to faith, I would expect them…

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Focus, and the art of selective hearing
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I remember very well the pain I caused my Mom when I was young as I intently scoured baseball box scores, watched a Red Sox game, or built Legos. It…

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All roads lead to Rome (My continual convergence of passions)
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In one of my recent posts, A Convergence of Passions, I outlined how my career progressed from media to technology-centric and then, ultimately, a combination of the two. Much to…

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My Thanksgiving Top 10
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For Teresa, who is the most wonderful wife and mother and somehow still puts up with my entrepreneurial tendencies and workaholism For each one of my kids – Sarah, Joseph,…

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Integration vs. Work Life Balance
Why Fight for Work-Life Balance? Integration Means Enjoying Both
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Jack Welch, renowned former CEO of General Electric, famously stated that “there is no such thing as work-life balance.” Instead, he explained, “There are work-life choices, and you make them,…

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