Latest "balance" Posts

#741 Saying No Tactfully

Agreeing to do everything people ask of you can become overwhelming in terms of the work load you take on. There are times when we may have to say no. This could lead to repercussions.  The question is, how good are you at saying no tactfully?…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, Get things done, Life balance, Podcasts.

#740 Technology Can Tether You to the Office

Technology can tether you to the office and never allow you to escape from work. This leads to greater stress and imbalance in life. Today we discuss how to set boundaries.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, Disconnect, Life balance, Podcasts.

#739 Workaholic

Employers love the workaholic over the short-term. The problem is that without life balance the workaholic is more likely to have issues in their personal life that ultimately affect work.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, Disconnect, Life balance, Podcasts.

Being Busy

Westerners, especially workers here in the U.S., seem to be addicted to being busy. We derive self-importance from being busy and even choose to wear it as a badge of honor.

What are we busy doing: attending meetings, putting out proverbial fires, dealing with personnel, doing paperwork? As we are busy doing these tasks, how effectively are we moving through them?

Have you noticed when you have a deadline, you always find a way to get things done in the time allotted? If you have a mountain of tasks to complete the day before you leave for vacation, that day becomes incredibly productive.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, Disconnect, Get things done, Life balance, productivity.

#673 Are You Self-Aware?

Are you self-aware? Today we discuss the what it means to be self-aware and the benefits of achieving it.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, personal growth, Perspective, Podcasts.

Self-Awareness

My mid 20’s were the most stressful period of my life. The irony is that there have been several periods that should have been far more stressful. The reason: I became self-aware in my early 30’s. That self-awareness provided perspective and brought me to realize that my stress was self-induced.

What is self-awareness

Self-awareness is having an understanding of your own personality such that you are in in tune with your weaknesses, your strengths, and your emotions. You are able to see yourself objectively. You have the knowingness that the essence of who you are goes beyond your job, your relationships, or your life situation.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, empowerment, happiness, personal growth, Perspective.

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