On the Quest for Harmony

Harmony Work-Life Balance

I recently watched a TED talk presented by Nigel Marsh titled “How to Make Work-Life Balance Work“. In light of some upheaval during the past week, I found it a poignant topic. Am I in the right line of work? Am I pursuing it properly? What about my commitments outside my business?

Marsh argues that, “Certain job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with being meaningfully engaged on a day-to-day basis with a young family.” He also posits that a work-life balance does not mean the same things to every human being on the planet. I too alluded to that sentiment in my previous post on this topic. In addition, his comment stuck with me that being balanced doesn’t mean I have to do a full 180 degree turn to find some solace. Continue reading

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Solopreneur work-life balance

Solopreneur vs. work-life balance – can we be successful at both?

Christmas in Durango, CO - Striving for the infamous work-life balance.

Christmas in Durango, CO – Striving for the infamous work-life balance.

Any fellow solopreneurs out there? How do you handle this holiday season? Do you carve out time to vacation just as our paid-time-off employee friends do? Or do you spend the week of Christmas and now New Year’s fretting over the work piling up, the emails awaiting a response and self-imposed deadlines looming ever closer? Continue reading