I’m asked all the time whether work-life balance is really possible. My own view is: Yes! But it may not be “balance” as people sometimes define it.
When I’m talking to busy professionals with young families on work-life balance, one of the keys to developing a successful plan is determining the timeframe within which you will assess your work-life balance. If you’re looking for perfect balance within each day, every day, you’re probably going to get pretty frustrated with how it works out. There is an element of reality and a shift in perspective that allows the work-life balance models I’ve developed to actually work. There needs to be some flexibility in our thoughts and schedules, even when it comes to balance.
The video below is a short (10 minutes) video where Nigel Marsh shares his views on a workable life. He looks at balance in much the same way I do, and I love his humor and stories around it. I think you’ll enjoy it!
If you’d like to know more about Careerevolution Group’s models and methods for creating and maintaining better balance in your life (or the life of someone you care about), I’d love to talk to you.