My Business Is Great But My Life Is A Mess
My Uncle Peter was an extremely successful business man who never talked about business at home, and never talked about his family at work. He prided himself on life balance. Until he had a heart attack. Turns out stress was more powerful than his life plan. You see, that’s the thing. We think we’re controlling our stress, when often it’s controlling us, and we think that by saying “we’re fine” we are. Not true.
Never Mix Business With Pleasure?
It’s been an old adage that our business and personal lives do not mix. But leaving our personal lives at the door of the office is not realistic. We do bring those issues to work with us, and vice versa. So today’s message is simple. Get your sh*t together. Whatever you haven’t worked through in your personal life will find its way into your business. Better to deal with it now than later.
So How Do We Get Our Life Back?
Good question. And not one I can easily answer. But it starts with this: Take time to assess your life. Go on a personal retreat. Turn off the noise and the distractions and the list of things to do. Get grounded again. Remind yourself what’s important. Start with the end of your life and what will be most important when all is said and done.
If you need help finding clarity in this time of rest and reflection, I would like to recommend a book “Wrapped In Stillness” by Laurie Guest. https://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-Stillness-Personal-Retreat-Guide/dp/1935766872
It’s never too late to change your life.