Do You Walk The Tight Rope Every Single Day?

tight-ropeAre you performing a high wire act each and every day?

Have you been to the circus before and watched the amazing people walk the tight rope or high wire way up in the air? How amazing are they to watch? One small lapse in concentration or one small step in the wrong direction and it is a long way down.

Are you walking the tight rope every single day?

How about you in your daily activities in your business, your family life, your community, your social life, your health and more. Do you comfortably move from one minute to the next knowing exactly what needs to be done and by when and have full confidence everything will be completed. Or are you walking that tight rope every single day trying to fit everything into a packed schedule and not really thinking you will get through everything, in fact, you are convinced you won’t.

Many of us think when people use the term work life balance that the statement means we all should strive to have an even balanced life. It does not mean that at all.  What it really means is we all have a balancing act to try to live in a world where we work, have a family, have a social life, volunteer and work in the community and more. We try to balance our lives so we do not fall off the tight rope we walk on each day!

“Breathe, breathe, clear your mind, breathe, breathe.”

That is what my yoga instructor and friend says each time we practice yoga in her class.

Sure we do our best to clear our minds. Seriously though there is so much to do. How is it humanly possible to shut down and not think about all of the things that we have to get done? “Just breathe, just breathe, close your eyes if you want, clear your mind. For this one hour concentrate on your breathing, just breathe.”

Imagine a room filled with mostly type A people hearing this in the morning when there is a smart phone (who ever named the dumb phone a smart anyway) waiting to steal more of our time away from us.

Truth be told, yoga has made all the difference to me. The ability to attend my yoga practice with my friend who is the instructor has given me the gift to find balance. The gift to breathe and breathe. The gift to completely shut down for one single hour.

Why do any of us feel we must walk a tight rope every single minute of every single day?  Why do we create this type of a situation for our selves? Tell me in the comments section.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.


Strategically Incorporate Life Balance into Your Business Strategy

Work-Life Balance

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This month I have been strategically speaking about and writing about Life Balance and the importance why having a balanced life is a critical part of your strategic thought process in planning and determining how you spend your time and construct your business. There is a secret aspect to living a balanced life style. It is something that really cannot be explained it just has to be experienced. Many of us, as entrepreneurs, are seeking the secret or the magic answer to the road to success. Living a balanced life is one of these secrets and here is why.

Once you fully embrace the other areas of your life, which are broader than work and family, you will find people who you will connect with. These are often people you otherwise would have never met. Or if you met at a standard ‘networking’ event you each may have had another persona out in front and may not have connected.

Now, let us say for example, you are both collecting tickets for the charity fundraiser; you are connecting in a different way. As the time together goes on taking the tickets you each learn about your families, why you volunteer, and what each of your businesses are about. Little did each of you know you are perfect clients for each other! OR connectors for each other! OR you each have a good client to immediately introduce to one another.

This is not why we choose to enter into a Life of Balance. It is the secret that reveals itself from embracing a balanced life! Make sense? Don’t believe this is true? I know personally how many people I have connected with in this manner. Just don’t go into the process seeking this secret. Allow it to happen and it will. The reasons for your Life Balance equation are personal and the rewards and benefits are for you and your family and your loved ones.  The rest will take care of itself.

A word of caution – In no way am I suggesting you ignore the practices necessary to run a successful business. You must have your focus, your strategy, your plan right in front of you all the time. Do not forget it.

If you wish to create a plan to have Life Balance in your life and business on your terms, book your Strategic Business Breakthrough Session today.

Write Your Story By Taking Action Today

After a busy day enjoying creating business strategies and action plans with clients, it was time to see what the younger generation was up to so…Last night I attended the local high school fashion show. It is a fund raiser for the after prom party sponsored by the school. All of the clothes, haircuts, makeup are all donated by local business owners. Seniors and Juniors model the outfits on the runway setup for the show.  There are announcers introducing everyone and loud modern music blasting away.

As the show was ending I saw a well dressed older gentlemen tearing up. I commented how much fun the show was and was he okay? He said the following; “How did it happen, or when did it happen? She is a full grown woman now and I missed it all.” He just walked away, shaking his head, mumbling aloud, “why did I just work all the time, how did this happen?” He spent his life working and not spending much, if any quality time with his family.

You may wish to write a book one day. The thing holding you up is you feel it is a daunting task to undertake.

Work and Life Balance

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Imagine the impossible task of rewriting your history? It is not possible. You are not able to rewrite history.

You are encouraged to create a fully balanced life today. Our life on this planet is too short to only work or to only play. It is by only taking the time to make the room for what is important to you that you will actually take action to make this take place.

Think about the gentlemen who felt he never saw his daughter grow up.  He was too busy with his work.

Now he realizes what he missed by working late and working from home on the weekends.

If you are ready to work with an expert business consultant, Mitch Tublin, who will help you to understand how to create a wonderful and well-balanced life, book your Strategic Business Breakthrough Session today.