3 truths about work-life balance
JULIE CHASE | MARCH 26, 2019
We work with high performers—they’ve had successful careers filled with promotions and awards and accolades. So when they ask for work-life balance, it’s not that they just want to sit back and rest on their laurels.
Here are 3 truths about work-life balance:
1. Good companies have good cultures
2. When you love your work, it doesn’t feel like work
If you have a job that you truly love, see the impact you’re making and work with great people—you feel fulfilled. The challenges are fun and rewarding. When you’re excited by the work you’re doing—and recognized for it—work-life balance becomes a secondary issue. This doesn’t mean it leads to insane hours, but it does make work less taxing.
3. It’s not you, it’s me
I am a recovering workaholic. So one of my first questions is how much of your past working hours was imposed by you or your manager/company. In most cases, it’s the former. But the great news is when you start a new job, you get to reset your practice and expectations. One of the most strategic and effective leaders I worked with had six children. She focused on the most important activities that made the biggest impact and dropped everything else.
When you choose amazing companies, love your job, prioritize the most important activities and set reasonable expectations—you will have work-life balance. You don’t need to ask for it because you’ll create it.
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