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.

Vacation Means Renew and Create Balance

Vacations - Life Balance

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Do you have a strategy in place for when you will take your vacations?

Do you feel your business will not survive if you are not there every single minute?

Oh my! That is right it is the U.S. these are bad words! And did I see an ‘s’ at the end. What do you mean vacationS? Corporate America says you get two weeks and good luck trying to use them.

Let’s get really serious okay, do you know in Europe and nearby Europe you are expected to take your vacation weeks. Yes, weeks. A number of countries practically shut down in August as everyone is off for the entire month. It is not uncommon for most employees to have six weeks of vacation. If you do not take your weeks you actually have a poor assessment in your annual review. Imagine!

Now you are a small business owner or an entrepreneur and you must take the time to renew and chill out so you may come back rested and full of great ideas to work on! It is the perfect time to create balance in your life. Create some space in your calendar a few times a year to take some time away, without the PDA, without the cell phone, without answering the emails every time they come in.

Set the expectation within your team that you want to hear where they are going on their vacations. Create a vacation calendar so everyone may place their time away across the days or weeks. Foster the belief system in your team that this is expected behavior. Watch what this does for your team performance.

Are you a person with a family, a spouse and children – this is the perfect time to reconnect if you have been out of balance and working long hours. If you are single use this opportunity to either connect with friends and take a trip together or go off somewhere and let your self explore whatever you wish to explore.

This month Life Balance has been the main topic. There is nothing like a great vacation experience to bring you back into balance with yourself and to recognize how important it is to have Life Balance on our mind every single day.

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.