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Work / Live Balance

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #14

What’s your definition of work / life balance?
Here’s a quick outline of what I share:
  • Creating boundaries to support work/life balance
  • Work / Life Balance definition (yes, there’s a reason I don’t start here)
  • Fulcrums and expectations
  • How to “achieve” work/life balance

They don’t know when to quit

Nate (my husband) and I spent Saturday at my parent’s house. And my sister was staying there for the weekend with her dog.

My parent’s got their dog right before Christmas. As you can tell from the picture, they both have Boston Terriers (and I love them both to pieces!).

When we arrived Saturday morning we were immediately greeted by the dogs. They were so excited to have more people to pay attention to them!

However, they quickly grew bored with us and started playing with each other.

After a few minutes, they were separated and I said something to the effect of, “Let them play! They were being good.” And my sister said, “they’ve been playing all morning—and they’re Boston’s.”

I immediately understood.

Boston’s don’t know when to quit.

You want to throw the ball 50 more times, they’ll run and get it until they literally make themselves sick.

Another dog wants to play, LET’S GO! And then keep going.

It reminded me of us entrepreneurs and our businesses. There’s work to be done, so I’m going to KEEP ON DOING IT!

Something unexpected has happened in my personal life, but I’m still worrying about ALL THE BUSINESS THINGS!

Sometimes we’re like those little Bostons and we don’t know when to quit, when to take a break.

Which brings me to this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie topic: Work/Life Balance.

Let’s talk about what it means and how to “achieve” it (catch the replay to see why that’s in quotes).

​​​​​​​What are your thoughts or frustrations with work/life balance?
Comment below and let me know.

And you can see the Wednesday LIVE with Evie here.

PS. The photo credit goes to my sister, Cindy. It was taken Sunday morning on one of the super rare times they were calm in each other’s company.

Why did I pick that to-do?

Friday afternoon I was looking at my remaining list of to-do’s. I had two items that were going to require an hour-ish of time and that was all the time I had for the day.

I picked the one that I told my Facebook group was my most important task for the week.

Why? because I told them I’d complete it.

Have you ever noticed the same thing?

When you tell someone that you’ll complete something, and you know they’ll notice if you don’t, then you feel compelled to complete it.

Some of the members say that sharing their most important to-do for the week in the group has helped them get more done than anything else they’ve tried – and it creates momentum to get other things accomplished too!

Accountability is this week’s topic for Wednesday LIVE with Evie. Specifically, successful accountability buddies – whether it’s in a Facebook group or with someone you connect with daily or weekly.

Do you have an accountability buddy? Why or why not?
What’s worked really well for you or what didn’t work at all?
Let me know in the comments below.