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.


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.

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.