Define work-life balance The keys to finding balance How to maintain balance once you find it. Today’s Agenda. Finding the Balance: Work vs Life. What would having balance between your work and personal life look like? How do you know if your work and personal life are balanced?
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Define work-life balance
The keys to finding balance
How to maintain balance once you find it
Finding the Balance: Work vs Life
What would having balance between your work and personal life look like?
How do you know if your work and personal life are balanced?
What would it feel like to have a work-life balance?
What Does “Work-Life Balance” Really Mean?
Choose Your Attitude
Attitude is everything –
It will be the determining factor in your success
It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude” –Zig Ziglar
Determine your Vision
Develop a “Personal Mission Statement”
Know What You Want
Present tense - how you actually see, hear, think and feel when outcome is realized
Emotional payoff – how you will feel when the outcome is realized
Sensory details – colors, scenes, shapes, sounds, people
Share your vision statement
Update your vision statement
Determine Your Vision
What purpose do I have in my life?
What values do I want to represent?
What actions am I taking to accomplish my purpose and adhere to my values?
What am I learning to aid me in pursuing my goals?
Personal Mission Statement
"My purpose throughout each day of my life is to express my commitment to love and cherish my family and friends, improve myself personally and professionally so that I can advance within my career, lead a successful career that I will enjoy, and take on any challenges that come my way." -- Submitted by Susana 07/29/06
"I dedicate myself to an attitude of gratitude in order to improve my health and my wealth. With this attitude, I will generously share my time and my talents with my family, my church and my community." -- Submitted by Rhea 08/27/06
Mission Statement Example
Sample Mission Statements from: Time Thoughts Website
Identify your current and ongoing roles or focus areas
Define your strategic objectives in each focus area
Develop tasks, actions, and communications (TACS) to support each objective
Develop a Work-Life Plan
Family, friends and relationships
Physical and mental health
Focus Area - Personal
Career management and development
Mentoring or grooming successors
Focus Area - Professional
Why is this a goal?
Determine time line
Anything you wish to achieve beyond a one year time frame (incorporate some 5 and 10 year goals)
Anything you wish to achieve in 7-12 months
Anything you wish to achieve in less than 7 months
Meeting Your Objectives
Tasks, Actions, Communications (TACS)
Breakdown each focus area into smaller tasks to be completed
Understand how you spend your time
Determine your “time bandits” and work to eliminate them
Start to work on your TACs
Develop an Implementation Plan
Maintaining the Balance
Here is the secret to Work-Life Balance:
THE KEYS TO WORK LIFE BALANCE
Key 1: Choose your ATTITUDE
Key 2: Know what YOU want
Key 3: Develop a work-life PLAN
Key 4:Maintaining the BALANCE
The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life. By Laurie Beth Jones
Franklin Covey Mission Statement Creator
“If you are not following your heart, you’re living someone else’s dream!
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