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10 Quotes to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

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10 Quotes to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Life can take us on a wild and busy ride. It's easy to get swept up in work and the everyday demands of life and forget its true purpose. Along the way we learn to make trade-offs between professional endeavors and family, friends, community, and personal growth. To help you maintain a calm center here are 10 reminders to find balance in your work and life.

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” - Heather Schuck

“Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

“Work is just a part of our Life, not vice versa. So Live life full time, work work, part time.” - Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

“When you’re gone would you rather have your gravestone say, ‘He never missed a meeting.’ Or one that said, ‘He was a great father.’” - Steve Blank

“Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers. Love those close to you: Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.” - Ev Williams

“Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.” - Marissa Mayer

“Don’t take things too seriously. I would never de-value the importance of your business; but it’s not worth sacrificing your life for.” - Ben Yoskovitz

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” - Hillary Clinton

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” - Betsy Jacobson

“No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.” - Anonymous

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Quotiful Staff Favorites: Community Manager, Huyen Hoang

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Quotiful Staff Favorites: Community Manager, Huyen Hoang

Huyen's favorite Quotes

Huyen Hoang on horseback in Jefferson, Oregon. 

Huyen is our community manager and social media guru here at Quotiful. He has a passion for travel, social entrepreneurship, and a deep appreciation for the study of human psychology. He's continually inspiring us to live richer, fuller, lives through experiences and lives a minimalistic, nomadic lifestyle that we all can admire. He's currently in Portland, Oregon but soon to be onto his next destination armed with his camera, laptop, and an "anything-is-possible" attitude. Below Huyen has shared some of his favorite quotes and given us some insight on what they mean to him.

"The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page." - Augustine of Hippo

Huyen: I think travel, real travel, is something we all yearn to do. We want to travel more because it enables us to know what it means to be free. Transversing the vastness of earth helps us see how small a space we really occupy. It's a great remedy for human ego. Our social constructs about the world lose their hold on us and we're free to expand our perspectives. Travel is what it means to experience freedom to the farthest reaches of its limitless shores. 

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Huyen: We are the sum of our experiences. They becomes part of us. I think it's important to differentiate between diversity of experiences and the longevity of an experience. I think the former is highly underrated in our business-oriented world. In the business world, people with more experience are valued. But outside that world, these individuals aren't necessarily more experienced. They simply have one year's worth of experience repeated many times over. In contrast, I've discovered that individuals with more experience in life overall, both positive and negative, are more interesting to talk to. They have a presence about them.

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things with happen." - Conan O'Brien

Huyen: Hard work and kindness never go out of style.

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