A Day in the ROWE Life

 

You may wonder what it is like to work in a Results-Only Work Environment from a

practical standpoint (particularly if you are the skeptical management/HR type who assumes no work gets done, despite evidence to the contrary…). I thought I would share what a typical day looked like for me this week.

 

I woke up around 9:00 am. I actually “made" my breakfast instead of "had" my breakfast – a nice change from the way my days used to look. I did some exercise and spent about a half hour reading a book.

 

I set to working at 11:30 am. I worked until about 3:30 pm, and then decided to surprise my wife by bringing lunch to her job (she runs 2 independent retail stores). After lunch with Angela, I came home, went for a walk, and took a nap (taking walks and napping are unprecedented for me). About 6:30 pm, I sat down to work again until 8:30 pm. Angela came home then, and we made dinner which, again, was distinctly more pleasurable and healthy than “getting” or “buying” dinner, our usual custom until now. We watched an episode of “Heroes” while we ate. I enjoyed time with Angie until she went to bed at 11:00 pm.

I worked again from 11:00 pm until 2:00 am, then went to sleep (and did not have to set an alarm!).

 

All in all, I had a full day of work (9 hours by my count) but here is the thing… I was totally relaxed and enjoyed time with my wife; I ate when I was hungry and slept when I was tired.

 

What my day used to look like was conflicting schedules, constant snacking, little or no time together, too much fast food, and too little rest. What a difference when I own my time! What a difference!

I can not imagine that I ever lived another way. I wish this kind of freedom for everybody.

 

If you ask me, ROWE is the only way to go.

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Michael Salamey

People are made of many things, but only a few things define a person. For me, those things are Philosophy, Leadership, and Health. I help independently owned and ethically run businesses break through communication obstacles and challenge conventional thinking. Sometimes that means delivering insightful marketing content; sometimes it means having tough but compassionate conversations. All the time, it means communicating and building relationships with honesty and integrity. I am a vegan, an individualist, and occasionally a man willing to risk everything to reach a goal. I am known for being uncompromising in my values, and for being someone who dares to own his own life.

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