It’s spoken of like one of the great myths of our time. It’s a fabeled treasure that many have sought after and few have attained. I’m not introducing a new Indiana Jones movie, I’m talking about finding the balance between work and life. We spend much of our time adding and removing weight from each side of this metaphorical scale but it never quite seems to level out. Today the balancing act ends! Here are a few secrets to succeeding in the quest for work/life balance.
Step One – Do What You’re Doing
Live in the present. Focus on what you’re doing in that instant. Worrying about what you have to do later doesn’t do you any good and it’s sure to throw off the scale. When you’re at work, think about work. When you’re having dinner with your family, taste your food and enjoy the quality time.
Step Two – Limit Your Business Trips
You don’t have to make every sale in person and by now you should know which sales will need that extra personal touch. A two-day business trip really takes up more like 3-4 days of your time once you account for jet-lag and playing catch-up. If you HAVE to travel try to make it for one night only.
Step Three – Make Your Family Your #1 Client
Do you turn off your cell phone when you’re with an important client? Then turn it off when you pick your kids up from school and when you’re on a date with your wife or husband. Your family should know that they are a priority and that you’re available to them any time. If you have to, schedule time on your calendar for your family.