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Hi Mike, some time ago before I left my corporate job I used to think about work-life balance as well; however, today as a Business Coach I can tell you that there is no such thing as work-life balance BUT there is work-life integration. See, if you are trapped into working, working and more working and feel your previous life is being left aside, I’d say it’s probably time to get a coach into your life (if you don’t have one already). I felt into the same trap even though I am a leadership and life coach myself…I hired my own coach and then things started to make sense and change.
You know, it is extremely easy to get consumed into day to day
business tasks (believe me, I get that) but we tend to miss the important fact
that the longest we set apart from our family, friends, hobbies, etc, the more
impacted (negative) our business productivity gets. When we learn to INTEGRATE
rather than “balance” our life with our business, then it begins to feel
different and you get to enjoy every single moment whether it is with your
family or your clients. Hope this helps…
PS. I strongly recommend you to google for “The wheel of life” and make a little assessment for yourself…you may find some surprising truths there!