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A 100% Work-Focused Life Comes at a Cost

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Do you excel in your work life,  but at the expense of the other areas in your life?

Are you afraid that if you take your eye off the ball at work to focus on your health and fitness or your relationships that you'll slip at work and perform at a lower level?

I was guilty of this for a very long time. Today's video is an open heart-to-heart talk about the cost of a 100% work-centric life.

Early in my career, I gave work 100% of my focus.

I worked late. I worked weekends. I worked holidays. When not at work I was reading books about how to better when I was at work.

It served me in some ways. It made me who I am today. It helped me get ahead. I got promotions. I got invited to work on cool projects. I met my financial goals.

It brought me a lot of joy and a few of life's pleasures like a beautiful home, nice cars, and shopping whenever I wanted (within reason). As nice as it was, my life was out of balance.

At the end of the day, my work-centric life came at a great cost to me. 

Upon deep examination, I realized I wanted a different focus. At 40 I had hit my career and financial goals. I started thinking "What do I want my life to look like when I'm 50?" That put me on a different course.  My life became about leaving my mark, making an impact and contributing to others. It required bringing other areas of my life into focus so I had balance.

Consider this possibility: If you bring more balance into your life you might even be better at work.

Work is a great way for us to meet our Six Human Needs (Certainty, Variety, Love & Connection. Significance, Growth and Contribution). My job met those needs at high levels for a very long time.

However, it came at a great personal cost to me. It affected my health and fitness, and my relationships. I was an overweight couch potato at one time. I had no romantic relationship. And at 40 my chances of having kids was greatly reduced. 

My life is very different today.

Once I realized I needed balance and started taking steps to regain it, everything changed.

Today my life is full of richness, health, happiness and fulfillment.

I am a goal-oriented person. I'm always going to encourage you to crush it at work. Consider what it would be like to also crush your relationships, your fitness, and your spiritual life. There are so many other areas of life that can bring you joy. They are not at the expense of your career, they actually add to your work. 

I coach a lot of business people, executives and entrepreneurs and we talk a lot about their professional goals. Today I want to ask you to consider a little bit of balance in your life. It will bring you happiness, joy, richness, and fulfillment. AND ... it will make you even better at work. 

Do you crush it at work but your health and fitness is slacking? Do you excel at work but it has taken a toll on your relationships? Have you shoved your spiritual life aside because you think you don't have time for it?

Let's Talk!

If you struggle with balance in your life I invite you to spend a few minutes with me on the phone to talk about what balance might look like for you and develop a plan on achieving it.

Go to BookACall.Today and get on my calendar for a Free Breakthrough Session.

Let's get some balance and some peace back into your life. Let's get all the areas of your life on track so they can all support one another.

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