The Seesaw of Relationships and Achieving Work-Life Balance

It’s funny how things happen. You write a book and automatically people believe you’ve got all the answers. The most common question I get is about achieving work-life balance and how I do it.

My answer is simple — I don’t because I don’t believe there is a balance. I think of it more as a teeter-totter (Remember the good old days?!). Sometimes work just has to the be the focus and you’ve got to devote a great amount of time towards it. It’s your responsibility, and others are relying on you to get it done. Simply, it’s got to get done and that teeter-totter is slammed to the ground and there is no balance.

But with those times also come times where you have the ability to devote a little more time to family and, well, you need to do that in order to find that equilibrium in your life. In that case, that teeter-totter can tilt to the other end. When those opportunities arise, you need to make family your priority. Balance is difficult, if not impossible, but achieving work-life balance is critical.

It is important that you and your spouse develop an understanding that, at times, work has to be a priority and that you will commit to making the family a priority for at least as much time as you commit to work. Achieving work-life balance is difficult, but can’t be ignored. And, if you have it all figured out, please call me — I want to learn your secret.

Find out how the work-life teeter-totter leads to a similar seesaw in your relationship with your spouse by reading The Seesaw of Relationships and Achieving Work-Life Balance (Part 2).

Seminar and Speaking Engagements


Want to learn even more about achieving work-life balance? Click here and check out the book we wrote about it!

Author: Dale W. Vernon
Dale, a business and investment advisor and professed imperfect father of three children, is co-author of How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families. He is a frequent speaker about the importance of establishing family values, creating a culture of communication in your home and being an intentional parent that understands the importance of being the best example you can for your children.
Subscribe Today

Subscribe to our email list and get an Imperfect Parents Lead bookmark mailed to you.

Get the Book

How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families isn’t a book about what you should do, it’s a playbook that tells you HOW to deal with the challenges we all face as parents.

ipl_book_cover_blue_bg

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email list and get regular updates about parenting with purpose plus a FREE How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families bookmark.
We’re all busy parents, so we know the last thing you need is more junk mail. We limit the emails we send and promise NEVER to sell or share our email lists!
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup