We talk about having a balanced life (the proverbial work/life balance) but reality shows we spend more time at our jobs than we realize. I know, we need to earn a living, our bosses are demanding, there’s always more work than time …. the reasons go on and on and they are endless. But here’s a thought to ponder.
In James Patterson’s novel: Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, he provides a great example of balancing life and work. “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
How are your juggling skills? Are you paying attention to the important balls? Here are a few things to think about:
- Do you really think you can ever get back a child’s bedtime story or birthday?
- Is a party for a five-year old with Imaginary pals the same as dinner with a teenager with high-school friends?
- You’ve heard the saying that the way our families know we love them is by spending time with them. You could make the equation Time=love
- I’ve had friends and acquaintances say things like this to me. They were busy with the work part of the equation while trying to keep the “life” part as intact as possible.
I know everyone must do what they must do. But what if there was a way where –on your lunch hour or a break in the hubbub of your day, you could start to build a thriving business, that over time, consistently done, we give you the time freedom we all covet with our loves?
Well, there is a way. Message me and I’ll share. My Facebook fan page is www.facebook.com/suemooreconnection, email is firstname.lastname@example.org