Work Life Balance, What Is That Anyway?

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October 1, 2015 0 Comments 1 Photos

Work life balance, what is that anyway? It is definitely different for everyone. I like more life balance time than work time these days. I was once a work-a-holic person and it was fun at times and not so fun at other times. If I could go back and do it again I would do many things differently. I thought having a restaurant would lead me to financial and personal success and although it contributed to major personal growth and some amazing friends grew out of it, it was hard and did not deliver the financial results I had envisioned and being responsible for a large staff and the expense of a building really owned my life. It was long hours, let me repeat, long hours. Not much time for family or socializing so the restaurant becomes the center of everything. I did manage to make time to squeeze in being class parent, team mom and the neighborhood house where all the kids hung out. We had unlimited pizza delivery so that was very popular. It was important to me to be involved with my kids lives so I made it happen but ‘squeezing in’ my kids and my life was not ideal.
If I could do it over again I would absolutely start a home based/online business that would allow me to create the work life balance I so desperately wanted but oddly the fear of how to do won out to the main stream idea of work. When the restaurant life ended I went in to real estate thinking OK, now I can have the ability to create my own schedule and finally have that control over my life. In some ways it is possible but when things need to happen and clients call there is no deciding when the work can be done. A real estate broker is pretty much on call 24/7. Yes, we can eek out times for self but there is no real freedom in this business either. For some being a broker is the most exciting thing and I get that on some level but again, I crave the life balance with more control over how I live my life. I finally decided it was time for me to follow my own dream and create an online/home business. I became a life/wellness coach and learned so much about myself and what makes me tick and now I am involved in many projects, all around living an independent happy, healthy, organically focused life both with what I eat, the products I use on my body and in my home and share this with those that also have a desire to create a life they love. I want what I do to make a difference, not only in my life but in the lives of others and for the good of the planet. My hope for you is to find and create a life that makes you happy too. If you are not sure how to change your life a good coach can help. I wish you the most amazing journey and encourage you to enjoy all the parts.

September 30, 2015

Shelley Michael