Friday, October 27, 2017

Work Life Balance

Recently a client said to me:

"I struggle with work-life balance."

My Answer:
#truth => There is no Work Life Balance for us.

That suggests an equal weighting. The fact is, there is not an equal weighting between work and non-work in our daily schedule. There cannot be given the BIG goals we want to accomplish.


·      How could Usain Bolt have dominated for 10 years if he had Track-Life balance?

·      How could Michael Phelps have won 18 golds if he had Pool-Life balance?

·      How could you be reading this on your iPhone if Steve Jobs had work-life balance?


Once again, this is neither good nor bad.

It is only what we allow ourselves to believe it to be. Forget balance. Instead, strive for the right Work-Life Mastery for your dream life. An Empire, whether it is a $1 billion company, a $500,000 net income, or an Olympic Gold medal is not built on balance.


I like the following quote, and hope you will too. It was a favorite of Marty Edelston, a man who built a publishing empire through hard work and long hours, and who probably said on his deathbed, "I wish I DID spend more hours at the office!"

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


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