Work Life Balance
As business professionals, we know that the strength of an organization depends on good leadership, strong practices and focused effort. Just as important, is the time and dedication you apply to your health, well-being and life success. I like to call this the Business of Living. Today’s blog post guides you in how to clarify, measure and maximize success in work life balance.
Together in a coaching relationship, my clients and I create systems or processes in order to build a strong foundation first. As they take a leadership role in their life, they begin to live a life of integrity – a life that makes a powerful contributions to themself and to others. A new self emerges with increased confidence, inner peace, happiness and the ability to attract greater opportunities for work life balance.
The Leadership Principle I’d like to share with you today is the Life Mastery Process.
There are four cycles to this process:
1. Self Awareness : The #1 indicator of success and happiness.
It’s the core of who you are – your needs, values, interests, beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, talents, habits, experiences, etc. This identifies your current state and determines where you want to go with your life.
2. Strategy/Structure: Accountability.
This is about managing your progress with goal setting, boundaries, priorities, visualization, journaling, affirmations and other success practices that help you achieve your desired state.
3. Behavior Change: Creating changes that become automatic.
New behaviors might be setting boundaries, adding value, being present, managing your self talk, living with an attitude of gratitude, etc.
4. Results/Learning: What’s working and what isn’t?
As you experience change, you begin to apply what you’ve learned, further increasing your self awareness, and the cycle continues – similar to the circle of life.
There are so many things in life that are competing for your time and attention. If you don’t make a conscious effort to control your focus, and decide in advance what’s most important to you – you’ll be so pulled by the demands of the world that you will soon find yourself living in reaction, rather than enjoying a work life balance plan that’s designed specifically for you.
Remember: The first secret to creating change is awareness; becoming aware or conscious of what you’re doing allows you to make empowering choices.
Before coaching, many of my clients had struggled for years without finding success on their terms. After coaching, clients have finally achieved their success by using the tools and resources provided in our coaching relationship. If work life balance is a MUST for you, start by contacting Joy at (612) 227-8922 for a complementary private work life balance consult. And similar to many of Joy’s clients, you’ll be living and loving, your work life balance dreams.