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Is Your Job a Job or Is Your Job a Lifestyle?

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Is Your Job a Job or Is Your Job a Lifestyle?
Regardless of where you are in your career, you’ve probably heard the phrase “work-life balance” so many times that it’s started to not mean anything. Our approach to work-life balance needs to change, but we’re not talking about embracing “hustle culture” or “staying on that grind.” Sometimes, your job is your life and your life is your job, and that doesn’t have to be a negative thing. This week, we’re talking about how our approach to work-life balance changed when we started viewing our jobs as a lifestyle, and how we’ve learned to navigate spaces where we are defined by our jobs.
For better or worse, sometimes we are our job, or our brand, or our leadership role…you get the picture. When you’re in a situation where your job isn’t something you put down at the end of the day and walk away from, what does that mean in terms of work-life balance? If you’re in a position where your job follows you into the other aspects of your life, it could be helpful to view your job not as your life, but rather as your lifestyle. In this episode, we talk about when wearing many hats at once means a traditional approach to work-life balance doesn’t make sense, and the benefits that come from viewing your work as a lifestyle, rather than just a job.

Grapefruit Gin-mosa

Grapefruit Gin-mosa

Grapefruit Gin-mosa
The Grapefruit Gin-mosa is a vibrant and effervescent cocktail with a perfect balance of citrus and botanical flavors. The gin adds depth and complexity, while the grapefruit juice provides a refreshing tartness. The addition of sparkling wine gives the drink a touch of elegance, and Fever-Tree grapefruit soda takes it the extra mile.


  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. grapefruit soda
  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • Bubbly to top
  • Grapefruit peel, for garnish


  1. Pour grapefruit juice, soda, and gin into a champagne flute.
  2. Top off with bubbly and garnish with a grapefruit peel.

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