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Work-Life Fusion

Postby Scenario Thinker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:44 am

Work-Life Fusion.

An interesting term having to do with blending work with life. Not work-life balance, because that has more to do with time spent on each separately.

Psychology Today wrote:Passionate people are mesmerizing. They embody purpose and meaning in life and work, and often the two merge seamlessly into their life's work. "The more elusive the boundaries between your work and life, the more successful you probably are in both," reports Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology at University College London. He encourages people to find "work-life fusion."
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Re: Work-Life Fusion

Postby Tituba » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:08 am

That happens only if you work at something you love. Many people work at what they can get or the pay is good. They hate their job and feel trapped. You can't have work-life fusion in that situation.
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Re: Work-Life Fusion

Postby Scenario Thinker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:17 am

Of course not. You'd have to work it so you did have a job where you could have that fusion. More molded more from the outside going in, not from the inside (already in a current job) going out.

It also might have to be hobby-life fusion.

The article (linked in the quote) was more about when people take their virtues too far and they become their vices. In this case was taking passion for something too far (turning into obsession).
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Re: Work-Life Fusion

Postby miriamk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:12 pm

I think this can work very well, IF you have that type of one-track passion. Obviously, it's not for Scanners. I do know several people who basically ARE their work. They are entirely dedicated to making a difference in whatever area is their focus. They are, for the most part, self-employed, and their home, family, friends - virtually everything about them exists within the context of what they are doing. It takes deep, firm conviction and a lot of drive.
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Re: Work-Life Fusion

Postby Scenario Thinker » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:50 am

I think this could work for scanners, too. What if you had a job where you researched different topics, including trying different ones out, you got to travel all over, and if was ingrained into your life and lifestyle.
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