Latest "Life 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.

Your Time

Your time is more precious than money. You will have the opportunity to make more money. You cannot make more time.

Understand the value of your time. The more successful you become the greater the more valuable your time becomes. This means your time value is a moving target. If you are just out of school you probably clean your own house. At some point it makes sense to hire someone else to do it. Revisit this valuation at least twice a year by evaluating your tasks and determining which should continue to be done by you, and which can be outsourced to others.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in highest and best use of time, Life balance, Uncategorized.

#561 Take a Break From Responsibilities

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It’s important to get away periodically and take a break from responsibilities.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Adjust your mindset, Life balance, Podcasts, Stress Reduction.

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