Work-life balance has been something under discussion for years. Recently, some talking heads have decided that the entire concept of work-life balance is a myth. However, Certified Life and Marriage Coach Julia Barbaro shared her successes in building balance in life and business with Business Success Consulting Group CEO Adi Klevit.
If you want to understand how to build more balance in your life, listen to the interview and read the breakdown below.
Three Steps for Building Balance in your Life and Business
At Business Success Consulting Group, we love building systems that create more efficiencies in both work and life. Many business owners find that creating these systems gives them more time to pursue their dreams – whether that be a dream vacation, spending more time with families, or building a second business.
Following the below three steps is a fantastic launching point if you want to build more balance in your work and life.
1. Define your core values, your mission, and what’s important to you.
Before embarking on a work/life balance review, you must have your core values defined. Knowing what you want to do with your time will help you to manage it better. So, the first step is to list what’s most important in your life and what “balance” would look like to you.
2. Evaluate what you say “yes” to.
As Greg McKeown says in his book Essentialism, “When you say yes to something nonessential, you are saying no to something essential.”
Consider what you have been saying “yes” to. Have you been agreeing to attend meetings when a brief conversation would do? Are you saying “yes” or “no” to things out of habit rather than after careful consideration?
Changing what you say “yes” or “no” to will help you manage your time more effectively.
3. Work as a team.
Whether you are a sole proprietor, a business owner with a thousand employees, or a single mother, you have a team. Friends, family, employees, business coaches, fellow mastermind attendees, teachers, and more are on your team. Don’t take everything on your own back. If you can work with someone to solve your problems or reduce conflict in your life, then do it.
This is often where establishing processes can benefit you. Building a process with another person or a group of people is a fantastic support, whether the process is the “getting to school on time” process or the “million dollar ad campaign” process. If both align with your priorities, you can work with your team to build them into the regular schedule and achieve your goals.
Is building processes the next step on your work/life balance journey? Get in touch with the experts at Business Success Consulting Group.