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Do you believe in balance?

Do you believe in balance? I’m always thinking about life and staying balanced because to me it means a lot. I’m a working mom of 2 little girls. I always am working on that delicate balance between work and taking care of them. I’m really lucky that my husband and I are both entrepreneurs and we share the duties of taking care of our girls, along with having some other child care, like pre-school. This podcast topic came up for me this topic because I was listening to an episode of Amy Porterfield’s podcast and she was talking about different lies that we tell as entrepreneurs and she doesn’t personally believe in balance. If you want a really interesting episode, definitely go listen to episode #98.

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I want to know what you think, do you believe in balance? I don’t believe that you can have a perfectly balanced life in every single aspect but I do believe that you can get pretty close. And no, I’m not running a multi-million dollar business so maybe, hopefully when I get to that point then it will change, but I know for me some things just are non-negotiable, my family, my kids, I always have to have a balance between them and work. And maybe that means some of my other balls that I’m juggling will fall, but that’s okay.

I want to talk a little bit about balance and priorities and how you can figure them out to live a happy life because really, I am happy. Like I said, is every single aspect of my life perfect? No. Of course not. But the parts that I have in balanced I feel really good about.

If you’re listening, you are probably an entrepreneur; whether you have a side hustle, if you are a full time entrepreneur or you just have your own business. Balance is basically when all parts of your life come together in a way that’s right for you. It is truly personal, it’s going to look very different for you than it is for me. Like I said, in this season of my life when I have 2 young girls, they are gonna be the most important part of my day and that’s how I structure it.

I want you to think about, “What is your balance and where are your priorities?” Some parts of your life you may want to think about are financial, your family, your environment, your personal growth, love, your fitness and friendship. What makes you feel good, when you feel like you’re in balance?

I want you to really think about: do you feel like your living a life that you want to live or do you need to make some changes? Think about what you need to work on most.

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How to figure out what balance means for you:

  • Think about what areas you need to work on the most.  I love looking at the cheat sheet because I’ve done this for myself.  Write down a few things that you can do to work on the areas that you’re not a hundred percent happy with. For me, one thing I struggle with is, in meeting up with friends in person.  I don’t get to see my friends as much as I’d like to. One thing I want to work on is just seeing a in-real life friend once a month. For this season of my life once a month definitely works for me. I just did it this past week and it always leaves me feeling really good. I want you to think about what’s an area you need to work on.
  • Be very specific. For example, if it’s fitness and health for you write down 2 or 3 things that you can do that will make you feel better and do better with this area of your life. Maybe it’s waking up 5:30 in the morning ,3 times a week or maybe its spending 30 minutes meal prepping on Sundays to make 3 different snacks. Be really specific so you can measure it and say, “Okay, I did this,” or “Okay, I didn’t do it. I need to do it next week.”
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Do this for each part of your life that you are not totally happy with. What do you need to stop doing, to make time for the things that you really love and the things you want to improve on. For me, when I first started this, it was mindless, useless internet searching. I use to spend so much time on the internet, just browsing, looking at things that didn’t matter and didn’t make me any smarter. It was making me really unfocused.

What makes you happy? It changes! I’m in the season where I have really young kids but that might be different for you. That’s why it’s so personal; figure out what a happy life means for you and once you do this, life changes so every 6 months re-adjust and look at this again and figure out what it means for you.

When you have you’re priorities in alignment and you have identified what’s important then its very easy for you to look at opportunities and look at things that come up and decide yes or no. On another business podcast I talked about the importance of saying no. When you have your priorities figured out and your life is in balance, then it’s very easy to say yes or to say no. Going back to Katy Widrick’s interview, I love that she said she had passed up so many opportunities that other people would have jumped at, but they just didn’t fit her priorities and didn’t fit for her family. It’s very easy to say yes or no when you have your priorities down on paper.

I would love to hear what you think about this. Do you believe in balance? I believe in balance but not every single part of my life is going to be perfect. I have my priorities and I have the things that are most important to me and those are my non-negotiable, those are my top of the list.

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Let’s hear it! Do you believe in balance?

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3 replies
  1. Sana
    Sana says:

    Wonderful blog post. I am saving this one to read back on at different points in my life. I signed up for the newsletter and cheat sheet! I plan on working on it later this evening. Thank for sharing it 🙂

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