Your Value Is in Deciding What’s Important, Not Answering Email

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Asked how he achieves work/life balance, Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig offered up a pretty easy answer….

“People get out of balance when they see their value as being able to respond quickly. If I see myself as a machine for answering email, then my work life would never stop because my email never stops. If instead I see my value as separating the important from the unimportant and making good decisions on the important, then I can go home at a reasonable hour, spend time with my family, ignore my email and phone messages all weekend long, and make sure that when I return to work, I am in the right mood to make the good decisions.”

http://lifehacker.com/5643751/your-value-is-in-deciding-whats-important-not-answering-email

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