Our dryer broke down yesterday, right in the middle of doing laundry. So I had the joy of sitting in the laundromat feeling quite annoyed.

It’s not like I didn’t have work to do!

But business DOES impinge on personal, and vice versa. If you just got beat up by a customer, there’s a good chance your family is going to feel the aftereffects.

We’d like to think that we can neatly compartmentalize these things.

But the truth of the matter is that you bring your same mind, heart and soul into every part of your life. Life doesn’t fit into nice little boxes.

I actually find comfort and a certain amount of joy in this fact. I don’t want my work and business to be soulless – for the sake of my clients AND myself.

My challenge is to concentrate more on the joyful side of life than the stressful side. When something good happens, I try to focus more on that – whether it’s personal, business, or any other part of my life.

This is the stuff I think about when staring at the wall of dryers.