There is no such thing as a work-life balance.
I say this all the time. I say it in podcasts. I say it on stage. I say it in trainings.
There is no such thing as a work-life balance. It’s more like work-life harmony.
It’s important for us to realize that every area and every facet of our life must ebb and flow. Because both are dynamic, business and our personal lives.
Business has its demands and we either react to them or respond to them. Life has its demands and we either react to them or we respond to them.
The reality is, if you’re searching for balance you’re unconscious mind will rebel each time. It is never 50/50, then your unconscious mind considers that out of balance.
Instead, learning how to ebb and flow, harmonize, and strive for excellence in each area – business and your personal life, will move us toward success easily and effortlessly all the time.
So, what areas of your life need to be in harmony in order for you to achieve this effortless success?
Here are 8 areas of your life that you’ll want to harmonize in order to achieve success:
Are you happy with what you are doing? Do you feel like you’re living your life’s purpose? Are you pursuing your life’s passions? Is your career something that you have to do or is it something that you get to do? Are you the best of the best? Are you truly an expert in your industry?
Your career is the catalyst that creates your financial gain. If you’re just phoning it in, then why are you doing it?
Do you plan how you’re going to leverage money? Are you investing in yourself and in others? Money has a really funny connotation to it. People are either fascinated by it or afraid to talk about it. What is your money mindset?
Money is a tool and a resource that can be utilized. Do you know how to budget and leverage money? Does money work for you or do you work for money?
What is your relationship with your health – good and bad? How is your nutrition? How’s your water intake? How’s your physical movement and exercise? Do you plan your health?
Do you meal prep? Do you have a health coach or a personal trainer? What do you do to prioritize your health?
It’s important to have a health plan and to plan your health.
4. Friends and Family
Let’s face it, all work and no play can truly create an environment that can diminish your health, finances, and success in your career. How do you incorporate socialization with family and friends? How do you stay connected and express your love?
Are you with the love of your life? Are you with your soulmate? Are you really with that person? Are you existing with them or really living with them? Are you showing up to give as much as you receive and to receive as much as you give? Is there romance? And, if you haven’t found a significant other yet, have you asked yourself if you truly even want one?
It is important for each of us to be able to give and receive love.
6. Personal growth
Personal growth happens in so many different areas of life. Are you focused on your spirituality and taking care of yourself? Are you clear on what it is that you need, what it is that you want, and what it is that you desire?
Are you willing to allow yourself to be worth it? To go after it?
How do you allow yourself to grow? Do you read? Do you listen? What you feed grows and what you starve dies. What are you feeding and how are you growing?
7. Fun and recreation
Why do we do any of this if we can’t have fun doing it? Do you schedule your fun? Your days off, your vacations, your lunches with friends? I plan my fun and recreation. I plan my family time and my downtime.
8. Physical environment
Why do all of this if you don’t have a home to go to? Now, for some people, home is a feeling and for others, home is a destination. Whatever or however you define your physical environment, it is just perfect for you. Pursue it.
Most people will find that they are disciplined in certain areas and lack discipline in others. What are you doing to pursue success in each one of these areas? Each of these areas directly impacts the next area. There is no right or wrong answer. What is important is what is right for you.