Do you have too little time to take a break from work? Or are you always too busy to make time for yourself (because you are prioritising someone else’s goals over your own)?
When you look at your answers to those questions, how happy are you with your reality? Are your authentic needs being met, at the same rate as the needs of those people around you? How do your choices reflect your values; your standards of professional leadership; and your sense of personal fulfilment?
What Can You Do To Achieve An Authentic Balance In Your Life?
If you need to start adjusting your goals concerning that balance, there is a link in the next paragraph to a wonderfully simple TED* talk given by Dr Laura Trice, in February 2008. Do yourself a favour and invest four minutes during your next break to look at what Laura has to say. I think you will be glad you did.
When Will You Set Yourself A Specific Goal To Ask For What You Actually Need?
Laura’s presentation shows that you can say thank you and ask for what you need By doing so you will motivate those around you to act differently. You also deepen your authentic connections to others, at work and at home. Try it and see what happens. I’d love to hear how you get on (you can send me a tweet @RogerD_Said ).
*In case you are unfamiliar with the acronym TED stands for Technology Entertainment Design. It is a non-profit organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading.