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Work Life Balance

Have you manged to work out work life balance yet?

If so, let me in to the secret.

I was at  The Business Growth Hub Mentoring Dinner last week, sat among some very knowledgeable people, when one of them asked me why I was so conscientious.

Work ethic was my reply – I work until something has been done to my satisfaction, and that I didn’t stand fools glady either – yes I know, I need to be more tolerant.

So the next question was, why was my work ethic so important to me – now that seemed obvious to me, but I explained it.

First of all, necessity, as in being sole provider for three brats meaning no one else was going to put food on the table, but secondly was also pride.  I take pride in my work, my ability and also liked to ensure I did what was asked of me.

Again, to me, this was simple to understand and follow through.

Again, I need to understand though, that others don’t always feel this way and that perhaps they have other things they consider more important, and that they are not actually lazy (its the first excuse I think of for them!) just have different priorities.

So, anyone out there who knows how to achieve work life balance, it might be me that needs to listen out to something else.

 

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