Have you ever been so conflicted you felt at war with yourself? You know you have a choice to make, but making the current choice freezes you in indecision. Whether you know it or not, this battle is being waged between the strongest parts of you—your core values. They're yanking at one another, like two animals playing tug-o-war.
You have your strengths, and you’re feeling good about them. You want to move in and develop those areas. You know there’s more to be gained by investing in strengths than trying to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
The Importance Of Work-Life Balance
As entrepreneurs, whеn we achieve a healthy balance between wоrk and our реrѕоnаl lіfе, our business also bеnеfіtѕ. Here are a few оf the аdvаntаgеѕ of reaching work/life balance:
There’s always a war going on between our weaknesses and strengths. If you’re a business owner, there’s also a war between working IN your business and working ON your business.
Two years ago I was searching for more fulfillment at work. I had been in sales and marketing for 13 years, and though the company was successful, something was missing. I felt if I kept doing the same thing for much longer, I would look back with regret.
We’ve all been there. You sit down to work on a project and your mind is thinking about a number of other things. It may be upcoming meetings, a difficult discussion you just had, or what you’ll be doing this weekend.
Before I knew what coaching was, this is what I thought coaching was: you paid a coach to tell you how great you were and how everything would work out, if you just believed in yourself.
It used to be that sports coaches were the only kind of coaches around, but a new kind of coach is permeating life and work. Professional coaching is on the rise today. But that’s doesn’t mean people understand what coaching is all about.
Plato said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” It takes courage to examine oneself, but it’s better than the alternative!