I once met a brilliant and emotionally intelligent businessman, husband, and dad, who had built a wildly successful marketing agency. We’ll call him Rich. During a hike, he heard a message come over him as if out of nowhere…
“You’re succeeding in making money but you’re missing the mark when it comes to your family life.”
This realization prompted him to change. He shifted focus, moved to a mountainous area, and restructured his work. This decision brought alignment between his values and actions, benefiting both family and business. Rich’s story reminds us to prioritize true desires over societal expectations for a more fulfilling life.
One of the biggest problems today is the feeling of being pulled in different directions. We
Work-life balance is a hot topic these days. Everyone seems to be talking about how difficult it is to find a balance between work and the rest of life. Is balance really the goal we should be striving to achieve? Does balance give the answer to the day-to-day struggle of entrepreneurs and top-level professionals who want to live a full life while giving their all at work?
In September 2018, before COVID-19, organizational psychologist Adam Grant tweeted -
“Work-life balance sets an unrealistic expectation of keeping different roles in steady equilibrium. Instead, strive for work-life rhythm. Each week has a repeating pattern of beats—job, family, friends, health, hobbies—that vary in accent and durati