This blog applies to both women & men but today is about men.
One of the many truths is that generally men are Rewarded & Encouraged "To Do Too Much."
Promotions, salary increase, even more work!
When I worked at trauma center we would have to pry cell phones from heart attack patients on a gurney being moved to Trauma 1. After a angry moment about "I have to too much to do to be here...give me my phone," many times there would be Relief because an external reason meant these men had to stop, could not do more.
African-American, Hispanic, Asian men faces face additional challenges to serve on boards, coach football or baseball, be a dad and spouse, and find their way through work and offices. As one dad said to me recently, "I could serve on 10 community boards tomorrow. There are not enough minorities in a position to do all this; I struggle every day to Do It All."
Volunteers in most non-profits, excluding great places as Kid's Inc., are women. Hope & Healing Place are blessed to have many younger volunteers as well as more experienced volunteers. The latest trend is volunteering Couples, which is great! We hear and the couple strengthening each other and learning together.
I also know about "Doing Too Much," I am on the lap top or iPad at 6:30am with often an evening meeting or group....&, like many of us men, "I love what I do."
Like I recommended for women last week, we men have to find our health, our balance, and still face daily challenges of home, office, and community. Yes, "We All Do Too Much"...both men and women. There is a truth that we can do more by doing less and go faster by going slower.
Good comments last week...I hope some men will comment on this 30 second read....We all continue.