I recently was a guest blogger on Inspiyr.com – a cool site dedicated to being healthy, happy and successful. I had a little different take on the topic of work/life balance.
There’s nothing wrong with working or working hard. What causes the unintended collateral damage for some high-achievers is their unconscious relationship with work.
Too many high-achieving executives try to force themselves to work less rather than address the underlying cause of working too much. Because they can’t dial down the work some people rationalize they can work hard and retire early or sell the company and then balance everything out. Most of the people I know on this plan feel empty, unfulfilled or at least disoriented. They end up bored, jump back in the game again and feel stuck again.
Take a look at my approach to having a sustainable and fulfilling relationship with your work.