The very use of the word balance suggests a trade-off.
That is a false binary.
And an unhealthy place to start.
“There is no such thing as work-life balance. It is all life.”
If you must classify it, I much prefer work-life integration or harmony.
Life can be pretty simply divided into four burners – Community, Family, Professional, and Personal.
There are seasons of life.
When my daughter was born, the next 6 months, my family was the burner on hot.
There are sprints where one burner is hotter than the rest.
When the pandemic hit, I had a responsibility to several businesses and the professional burner was hotter than the rest.
There are choices you make that have a compounding impact – mastery requires time, effort, brains, and reps. Only you can decide if you want to put in the time.
That compounding effort can be on community building, professional development, familial relations, and/or personal growth.
As Jack Welch said: “There is no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”
Every year, I go away with my partner and we look out at our 10 years hopes and dreams, our 3 year goals, and anchor in our 1 year plan, and 90 day sprints.
Are you living a life of intention?
At Symplicity, everyone is on a growth plan. And the process is designed for people to ask important questions about their future.
Live anyway you like, but please be intentional.
This is not a fight for balance.
This is clarity over your best life.
And then an intentional march forward where your desires and ambitions will collide with the world.
How you navigate that collision will make all the difference.
Feb 8, 2022