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Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life

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Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life

Clint Swindall

ISBN: 978-0-470-64088-3 April 2010 224 Pages

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Praise for Living for the Weekday

"If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup

"In Living for the Weekday, Clint Swindall has rounded out a powerful message. Each individual has a personal responsibility, a singular opportunity to be highly engaged as an employee and, more importantly, highly productive and happy in all aspects of life."—Barry Malcolm, Managing Director, Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd.

"If you want to unlock your potential and the potential of those around you, Living for the Weekday is a must read." —Mike Crownover, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Valero Energy Corporation

"Employee engagement is a two-way street with both employers and employees responsible for creating a positive and productive work environment... Living for the Weekday presents employees with a practical and powerful approach to taking control of their own happiness."—Roger C. Ahlfeld Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Training, Uno Chicago Grill

"Clint Swindall lays out a clear plan that anyone can apply to become more engaged in their work and in their lives." —Dennis Snow, author of Unleashing Excellence

INTRODUCTION 1

THE FABLE 9

THE APPLICATION OF LIVING FOR THE WEEKDAY 163

CAREER 168

Challenge One: Address the hard questions about your career 172

Challenge Two: Focus on your own personal growth 175

RELATIONSHIPS 179

Challenge Three: Surround yourself with the right people 181

Challenge Four: Enhance work relationships 184

HEALTH 186

Challenge Five: Focus on your physical health 188

Challenge Six: Focus on your emotional health 190

FINANCES 193

Challenge Seven: Tie finances to your bigger goals 195

Challenge Eight: Add more value to your employer 198

SPIRITUALITY 200

Challenge Nine: Figure out your bigger purpose 203

Challenge Ten: Commit to a cause greater than yourself 206

CONCLUSION 211

Acknowledgments 214

About the Author 217