My passion for work has always competed with my passion for my wife and family. How can I be productive and yet also get a better work-life (or work/wife) balance? Work and life fought each other to the death (almost literally). I actually ended up in hospital with blood clots because of the stress of trying to balance without sacrificing productivity.

That was when I came across The Energy Project guru Tony Schwarz. He’s famous, not only for being the ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal but also for his work at Harvard Business Review. His mantra is: “Manage your energy, not your time.” His basic idea is that we cannot increase our hours without burnout, but we can increase our energy to avoid burnout.

In this podcast, I summarize the three most important elements of his thought.

Listen here.

Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-3.