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Is Your Business Success Based Upon A Balancing Act?

“Balance is For Ballerinas”
Heater Howell in Dallas, TX.

Are you trying to create balance in your life with your business?  Heather Howell the CEO of Rooibee Red Tea basically said recently in Dallas, Texas,

“Not so fast.”  “Balance is for Ballerinas.”

There is going to be give and take in your life, especially if you are running your own business. In today’s environment more than ever, when you run your own business you are ON 24/7, period, end of story. The concept of balance does not exist. The word does not fit into your vocabulary.

This is not to say you aren’t able to lead a great life. It does mean on the see-saw of business and life, the business side will always be the heavier side.

Now it is up to you, are you willing to just let everything happen and live in chaos every single day? You want to wake up inside of a blender on a Friday night at the bar of a Houlihan’s? Then live in there all day long, every single day? The way you minimize the hectic chaos is by planning.

One great misconception about goal setting and planning is that it is written in stone. This could not be further from the truth. From the very first day you set your goals down in writing and begin to plan your year out, your months out, and your weeks out, there are check points and revision dates built into the process. The road to success is not a straight line. The road to success is more like a zigzag. There are course corrections which need to be taken all of the time.

A key point is how long does it take for you to realize you need to course correct? And when you course correct, to what new course? This is where working with an expert coach or mentor is so valuable. The sooner you course correct the better. The more guided your new course selection is, the more likely the new course will be closer to the correct course. There is no need to try to figure out everything all alone. There are experts who have done this before who are available to help you.

If you are ready for an expert coach to help you navigate your way to success contact Mitch Tublin today – www.thementorguy.com.


  1. Great reminder, Mitch! “The road to success is not a straight line. The road to success is more like a zigzag. There are course corrections which need to be taken all of the time.” So true! Thanks! Katherine.

  2. The key is really in your sentence “how long does it take you to realize….” The better one gets at this the less one zigzags.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Not always. Sometimes you just change your business model for another reason. This is still a course correction and part of the zig zag.

  3. Hi Mitch,

    I love the saying “Balance is for Ballerinas” and it really stuck with me when I heard it at Shine in Texas. Thanks for sharing. This is a great reminder for entrepreneurs who are constantly juggling the spinning plates. 🙂

    Write on!~


  4. “Balance is for ballerinas” is my new favorite mantra! Maybe since I’m a yogi, I can experience a bit of balance in my life, too 🙂 Anyways, hearing Heather speak at SHINE and now reading your article reminded me that success is not a straight or easy path. We must recommit everyday to the mission.

    Thanks for sharing your expertise!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Do you wear socks with ballet slippers? Maybe that is why they were so tight on me?