Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our November Festival is all about Worklife Balance Integration. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!
What is Worklife Balance?
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
Are you striving to find work-life balance? Forget it, says Skip Prichard of Leadership Insights. Successful people understand that being OFF balance is what matters. Learn from an acrobat and see how to use these concepts to power your goals. Follow Skip.
The Badge of Busy-ness
“Beware the barreness of a busy life.” – Socrates
The world is primarily results-driven. According to Tom Eakin of Boomlife to create the perfect blend between life and work we need to challenge the status quo and become values-driven thinkers. Follow Tom.
Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog presents “Are you a workaholic?” where she shares that a bit of Thoughtful Leadership and intentional living can be a great first step towards awareness of workaholic tendencies and willingness to call them out and do something about them. Follow Lisa.
Matt McWilliams of MattMcWilliams.com shares that this workload-as-status-symbol syndrome is usually not about working hard, chasing a dream, or being integral to an organization’s success. We’re overworked because of our desire to feel important. Follow Matt.
Tracy Shroyer of Beyond the Stone Wall asks, “Are you sick and tired of hearing people drone on about how busy they are? I call it the ‘busy syndrome’ and believe it can be prevented. It has to do with the choices we make.” Follow Tracy.
“Balance, peace and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” – Thomas Kinkade
John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog shares that vacation time in the USA is much less than most other rich countries, which he think is a mistake. John opted out and is trying the digital nomad lifestyle. Follow John.
For leaders and small business owners, holidays rarely mean a full disconnect. Alli Polin of Break the Frame suggests that the answer to: “Do I work or turn off completely?” is a personal one and it’s often hard to make. Follow Alli.
Have you ever felt like you needed a little help in the work life balance juggling act? Leadership Coach Julie Pierce of Empowered by Pierce offers four practical helps to keep the balls in the air. Follow Julie.
Just because technology makes it possible to be always available, doesn’t mean you should be, advises Jesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. The reality is that it’s not healthy, and over the long run you will be less productive. These 7 habits can help you turn off technology and tune into life. Follow Jesse.
Julie Winkle Giulioni of Juliewinklegiulioni.com suggests that focus–a top strategy for achieving purpose, goals and success–may be the most misconstrued human capacity. Is it possible that how we’ve come to think about and approach focus might actually impede the very progress and results we’re hoping it will drive? Follow Julie.