Question for you … how’s your work-life balance?
For many years now, the phrase “work-life” balance has been thrown around. There is the Wheel of Life questionnaire and similar ones, where you can determine how balanced your life is.
Thing is, I feel there is more of a shift towards creating a life that is balanced; that work is part of life because it’s not work when it’s something you love doing. It’s about having a life by design.
My business coach has always said that we should plan our business around our life, and it made sense to me intellectually, but in all honesty, the pieces didn’t really connect. In my mind, it worked for them, but it was something I could aspire to do. I was also familiar with the term, “Life by design”, but I didn’t really get it.
And when the penny dropped for me, it was a massive A-ha moment. A couple of years shy of 50 years of age, what do I really want to do with my life? What kind of lifestyle do I want to live? What legacy do I want to leave behind? These are thoughts that run through my mind, and so the realisation that a life by design is about creating a lifestyle that tugs at my heartstrings, that excite me, that moves my soul.
A life by design, and not by default …
Takes my breath away!
I watched the Tony Robbins’ movie on Netflix last week (if you haven’t seen it yet … DO IT!), and he said he sculpted who he is and the life he has. It’s not just about working the cards you have been dealt with. You can pick the cards you want and create the person and life that you desire and envision for yourself and your loved ones.
So, forget “work-life” balance … purely and simply it’s a matter of lifestyle.
How’s yours? x