The WAY and LIFE are ONE. It is easy to say but very difficult to accomplish, since they are separated only by a fine thread.
Life is in the Way, and the Way is in Life. Any task no matter how small it is, but RIGHTLY done for the benefits of mankind, is the WAY. Any task no matter how big it is, but done only to serve the material or spiritual benefits of an individual, is LIFE. Do not differentiate what is LIFE or the WAY, no matter if it is business, education, politics, or manual labor.
Any task which is done for personal benefit will lead to dishonest means to serve the individual. This kind of work is about LIFE, and it creates karmic effects.
To end karmic effects, you need to end your own selfish ego.