Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 by Businessolver Team
Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed at your job today – like you don’t have enough hours in the day, you’re working tons of hours a week, you can’t unplug at home, etc. I’ve said these things, I’ve lived these statements. Living this way is amazingly draining, frustrating and just overall depressing!
To this, I offer a story about a simple answer to the overly complicated labyrinth of the “work-life” balancing act. Warning, the simple answer still requires hard work!
“Work-life” balance is about two principles ONLY:
1. Know what you’re working for
2. Choose to control your life
Get those two items down and “work-life” balance happens, because you make it happen.
This is based on my 35 years of research, or more accurately my life of observing one of the hardest working people I know, my dad.
Get clear on your “why” and you’ll become extremely clear about where you need to be spending your time and effort. The answer may surprise you… maybe the path is working less, working more, changing jobs, or changing roles.
Regardless of how you answer the question your path will be determined by your choices. I choose to work for a purpose. Here is mine: