From a business perspective, a busy life can be hard to keep up with.
And while the job is rewarding, many of us find ourselves wanting more than our time to sit at home.
A new book about how to stay on top of your busy workday offers some tips to keep things running smoothly.
Read moreThe first part of the book, “What To Do If You Have To Work From Home,” tells the story of the late, great, and legendary Dr. Steve Wills.
He was an associate professor at Duke University and worked at NASA.
He also wrote many science fiction and fantasy novels, and his career as a writer, historian, and educator was marked by his passion for the human condition.
But when he died in 2015, he left behind a legacy that continues to shape our ideas of what it means to work.
Wills, along with his wife, Annabelle, were among the last Americans to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the second American to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2018, he was named an American Historical Person of the Year.
His work inspired a number of novels, including the upcoming film adaptation of the novels.
Today, a new book from the Wills family is helping us think about how we should approach work.
The first of two parts of the Willbooks, “Work Makes You Happy,” tells Wills’ story from the perspective of a family who has been working at their local grocery store.
We talked with Annabela Wills, Steve’s son and the author of the new book, about what they’ve learned from their father’s work, and what their life will be like when they retire.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Annabelan Wills: My father, Dr. Wills was an excellent teacher.
He taught us to think critically, to think creatively, to work harder and to be more responsible for our lives.
But also, his work was a way to keep us connected to our families and friends, to get a sense of what was important to us.
And also, to help us make decisions and keep things moving.
I guess the key was to not let ourselves get distracted.
It was really important for us to get our priorities straight.
And we’ve been able to get that through our work.
We can say we’re very lucky to be able to work from home, because it was an amazing experience.
But we’re also lucky to have so many great people around us who are great colleagues.
And our parents taught us so much, and we’ve become so attached to them.
We can’t help but have the urge to always be with them.
Anna: The thing that struck me was the fact that we all have our jobs.
We’re all in a field, and there are some people who have more time to do things and some people have more freedom to do them.
I was always fascinated by that.
But it also seemed like there was a lot of pressure.
And that’s kind of what we felt too.
Steve: It was great to get to know the people we had to work with.
They were all amazing, and I’m sure the stress of doing a lot is kind of part of it.
Ann: But it was really great to be in a room where we were able to focus and make decisions.
And then to go to work at a store where you could work on a day-to-day basis.
And I think we’ve gotten a lot better at it.
And I think the fact is that we do our best work when we’re really happy.
So I think it’s nice that our family’s work has made us feel comfortable.
And it makes us feel connected.
And Steve: When I think of our work, it is really about working hard and making the best of it every day.
And what’s really amazing about that is we’re all connected and we all share the same goal.
And if we work together we’ll make it.