Work Life Balance – An Impossible Dream?

Work Life Balance – An Impossible Dream?

I have given up counting the number of clients who want to work on their ‘work/life’ balance. I would estimate that 80% of my clients have wanted to work on this area of their lives as a goal with me. What is work/life balance and why do we think we need it anyway? Is it an unachievable dream that we have been told to chase after by the personal development gurus? A nirvana that we will know we will have reached, when we arrive. I think going after a work/life balance is destined for failure! A work life balance assumes by its very name that everything will be in balance every day, every month and our time and energy will be equally spread between our work and our life. The fact is, things happen. We can’t have the same balance or routine everyday, as an event will come along and smash it up! Great plans will we pushed aside by a brilliant opportunity, an unmissable invitation or an unforeseen accident. You don’t want to be a robot about your life, so ease up on your quest for work/life balance A more realistic and attainable way to think about this concept is to consider having a series of accounts for your life, that you think of like bank accounts. Sometimes they are all abundant with high balances and you are feeling fantastic, inspired that your life is full and rich in all areas. But at other times you may feel depleted in one area, and you have dipped into a negative balance there. Try these four steps to achieving a...
Your Reason WHY – The Inner Fuel For Your Business

Your Reason WHY – The Inner Fuel For Your Business

10pm – the house is quiet and you are working, again. If you are honest, your new business hasn’t really given you the balance between your work and personal time as you dreamt. Yet, you persevere, loving it, knowing that soon it will shift, and life will be in balance again. Starting up a new business is exhilarating, stimulating, and fun. But it can also be draining in terms of time, energy and money. It may even cost you relationships, your health and other opportunities. Before you fully commit to starting a business, or if you have already made the leap, it is imperative that you get clear on your big reason WHY you have created this business. Knowing WHY, will give you the fuel to keep on going with the business when you go through slumps and twists and turns. This will keep you going in your darkest hour – it is the WHY that matters. Your reason why will be individual to you. You may have a burning desire to be financially free, and want to create a large enterprise, or maybe you want to start a business that gives you freedom and flexibility to use your time how you want. Perhaps you want to leave a legacy, something for future generations to experience, or you have a yearning to share your creativity with the world. Knowing your reason why you want to create your business enables you to create the business on your terms, and to be aligned with what is truly important to you. To help you gain clarity on your reason why, ask yourself...
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