One of my wonderful Balance Project interviewees Cara Lemieux, a journalist and managing editor of, recently brought Nigel Marsh to my attention. And I’m so glad she did.

Nigel Marsh gave a TED Talk in May 2010 that has, as of this posting, received 2,449,478 total views. That’s a lot of views. A lot of people who share this interest in work-life balance and finding solutions or ways to make it, as Nigel says, work.

I encourage you to watch his Talk which I’ve included below. His points are simple yet elegantly proposed. He’s got a “what’s wrong with you idiots?!” approach that I appreciate very much. A few of Nigel’s main points and then watch the 10-minute video…

  • Certain job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with work-life balance.
  • Face the truth that government and corporations aren’t going to solve this issue. We must design our own lives.
  • Small things matter, not dramatic overhauls. Make small investments in the right places.

I would love to feature Nigel in The Balance Project and I really hope he says yes. We could use a man’s perspective. Please say yes, Nigel!

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