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Work Life Balance

Three Fundamentals of Work-Life Balance …

Many an author has penned an article about work-life balance. Yet, this oft-mysterious foundation remains an elusive goal for most of us. Nonetheless, if you are able to achieve that proper mix between career/business and your spiritual/social/personal side, you will achieve better success in your work and so much more satisfaction in your life.   The problem with creating the right blend of work and life was a common one for me. For the first 16 years of my life, that perfectionism was drilled into my brain in everything I did – whether work-related, school, or chores; actually, especially chores. The task wasn’t done until it was done to perfection. I struggled to be this superwoman for 40+ years before I realized how deeply ingrained this was within the very fabric of my being.   I needed to understand that there is a difference between delivering excellence in what you do…

Moments that Count …

To an outsider, owning your own business can seem like a dream. You can set your own hours. You don’t have a boss to whom you must answer. You have unlimited abilities to earn income, to provide a better way of life for yourself and for your family. Furthermore, you don’t have fears over losing a job, being transferred halfway across the country, or working endless hours for what appears to be limited rewards.   Indeed, many seek to start a company, purchase a going concern, or enter into a joint venture, to gain access to the entrepreneurial life. Yet, even in those businesses where the proprietor ought to know better — coaching, counseling, medical practices, even ministry — the entrepreneurial life provides challenges to the elusive balance between work and family.   Nonetheless, having a strong, solid family life is a key to a successful business foray. Many an…

Take a Break …

Nonetheless, taking time away from your office and from your clients has much to offer. Even short stints avoiding the pressures of the practice or the worries of the work benefit you. You may find yourself refreshed, rejuvenated, and reenergized.   When you refresh your computer display, it clears the page and re-creates it, anew. Similarly, when you vacation, itʼs as if you click a reset button on your brain. You clear away things that are hampering your efficiency. Much like refreshing a page on a digital device, you may rid yourself of cookies, viruses, worms, or other barnacles that are attaching themselves to the underbelly of your working memory. Clearing the decks leaves room for new, fresh and exciting things to enter.   You may find rejuvenation in your time away. This allows you to look at things from a fresh perspective. When the clutter is cleared away, new…