Work and Play

I wanted to clarify my comments about work and play I made earlier as it appears I may have been unclear. For me, work is mostly play, and play is nearly all play. I define work as something I would need to be be paid or coerced into doing. As an example of the latter, in my wealth management business there are some regulatory and paperwork things I don’t enjoy doing that must be done to stay in the business. I view them as the cost of admission so I can play the rest of the time. For that reason, I’m probably closer to 95% play/5% work. As it is a regulation-intensive business, 95% play is probably the best I’ll ever achieve if I want to stay in the the investment and wealth management business I so love. Some day, however, I may decide to go for 100% by getting out of that business and going back to helping my friends and family invest without charging them for it.

With love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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2 Responses to Work and Play

  1. When work is mostly play then work is fun and enjoyed and not somewhere one has to drag themselves to

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