All too often I hear my clients share with me how they struggle with “finding time” to do the things they truly love or how they can find time to spend with the people who are most special in their life.
It seems that we are always in conflict; our business and financial obligations constantly pulling our purse strings while our family and personal needs are continually pulling at our heart strings. While we have discussed this idea about “making the time,” here is another perspective from another coach…
James Autry on Balance:
“When your life is out of balance, nothing works. There’s too much pressure on the job and too much pressure at home and not enough time to respond to either. In the quest for a balanced life, most business people are frustrated to the point that their conversations are often preoccupied with just how miserably they fail at [balancing their lives]. They strive for ‘quality’ time with family and friends, for networking time with business associates, for productive work time, and for time to just think. They seem to believe that, if there just were more hours added to every day, their lives would miraculously become balanced…
Balancing your life is not about time; it’s about values. You may learn helpful ways to make better use of your time, but your life won’t become balanced until you also learn to determine what you truly value.”
If you find yourself conflicted and struggling with work/life imbalance, coaching is one of the best ways to solve this problem. Contact me for a complimentary, one hour co-discovery session to begin finding balance in your life.
Dr. Joel Small and Dr. Edwin McDonald, the founders of Line of Sight Coaching, are dental practitioners, authors, speakers and Business Leadership Coaches who work with healthcare professionals to help them build more successful practices so they can live the balanced life they seek.
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