Balance is Bullshit – Ms. Career Girl

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I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work-life balance. Almost everyone says no without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone—feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. Yet, it’s as though the second we become aware of it, the experience disappears. Additionally, balance looks different for every individual. For most leaders, balance becomes work-life integration, with the ability to work at any time while having flexibility for family and personal activities throughout the day. Most leaders I know take this path: they bring their work home and bring their home to work.

It’s easier for most of us to recognize when we’re out of sync because when we’re too far off kilter, we feel it. The moment you…

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