Slow Entrepreneur® Mission
“Welcome to a new kind of hustle.”
We're all aware of the slow movement and how it continues to expand throughout culture. But one area that seems to be immune to slowing down is the workplace. While others are recognizing the advantages of choosing quality over quantity and people and planet over profit, working culture only seems to be getting faster. Work weeks have expanded to 60 hours, lunch hours go into extinction, and emails come with us on vacation. So what exactly are we after, and what have we gained?
We've chosen salary over self, and wonder why we’re sick.
We've chosen career over community, and wonder why friends are hard to come by.
We've chosen occupation over vacation and wonder why we're stressed.
We've chosen busyness over boundaries, and wonder why the house isn’t clean.
We've chosen to find our value in our work, ignoring the fact that our worth cannot be earned, altered, or destroyed. In the process, we've forgotten to work to live, not live to work. But I want to breath new life into working culture. I want to work less and live more. And I'm guessing you probably do too. So let's be the change and begin a movement of slow entrepreneurship. Let's show others that when we choose to work well and play often, the world does not fall apart. Choose to prioritize what matters most, and discover that joy is just as powerful a currency as money.
Welcome to a new kind of hustle.
Published on February 27, 2017