At Evók, we love to help ambitious people get clear on what they want and design a path that will help them get there. Work is an inevitable part of achieving our goals and building a complete life, whether you work in a corporate job, run your own business, or work in academia. But the amount of time we spend at work impacts the rest of our lives as well, so it’s crucial to be clear about what you’re up to and what game you’re playing with your work hours.
We wanted to explore the relationship between work and time this week and talk about how many hours each of us typically work. While each of us have experienced ebbs and flows in our work, we have all had different expectations in our workplaces and for ourselves.
In this episode, the three of us talk about how much you “should” work and how the hours you work will affect the rest of your life. Dr. Roni talks about why she would rather have more time for the rest of her life than work the hours required to climb the ladder of academia. Radiah and Tawana then provide some excellent insight into the work culture of corporate America and why people will work as much as 120 hours a week. This is a fascinating conversation, and we hope it gets you reflecting on your relationship with work, too!