“Balance is not something you find. It’s something you create.”- Jana Kingsford
The bad news is…
that we don’t generally turn on the creative powers to design balance in our life until we are forced to.
Too often, we hear ourselves say “When I get a chance, I’m going to…” or “I really need to start sleeping/eating healthy/working out/dating/meditating more.”
Yet, that “chance” usually comes in some kind of wake up call.
Take Ariana Huffington, for instance.
Her personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep.
As former president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, she is celebrated as one of the world’s most influential and successful women.
Yet, as she found herself going from bran MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered: is this really what success feels like?
It’s a question we all might ask…before we take a blow to something near and dear to our heart. Including our heart.
There are lots of musings on creating successful life balance from the likes of clear successes like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Branson.
But do we have to get on that Top 10 Success List to implement them?
Hmmm…maybe overall balance is the way, not the challenge?? What a concept!!
Right now, before the health/relationship/life emergency wakes you up, where can you proactively implement balance?
What’s the daily practice, new hobby, regular ritual, or actionable commitment you can take on? And who will you tell, to hold you accountable?
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“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.”- Betsy Jacobson
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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