5 Laws of Good Work
A few months ago, the Guerrilla Digital founding team attended a startup event in the Bay Area. It was touted as a powerful place to meet fellow entrepreneurs and get inspired to work harder, sleep less, and make powerful moves toward world domination. We were intrigued.
A few days after the event, we sat around the office and took some time to debrief. We quickly discovered that each of us came away with the same unexpected impression: a toxic culture of effort for the sake of effort, a mad rush to make millions, to win at all costs, and to sacrifice a meaningful life for personal success.
It was disappointing, but also enlightening. Shortly after our little meeting, with these thoughts swirling in my mind, I sat at my desk and wrote down my core beliefs for what I call “good work.” They serve as my personal reminder that first and foremost we are humans, and we must respect this humanity in order to accomplish meaningful outcomes for ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world.
So here they are, my “5 Laws of Good Work”:
- Life should be enjoyed.
- Results do not always require effort.
- Smart decisions can be illogical.
- The world needs you.
- There is nothing to fear.
I know they’re brief (see Law #2), but I hope you find these simple tenets useful when making important choices in life and profession. If you’d like to further discuss this oft-avoided land of personal development – the side that goes deeper than productivity and personal financial success – please feel free to reach out.