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By Mark Creedon

Ditch the Balancing Act: Let’s Groove with Work-Life Harmony!

Alright, so you’ve probably heard the buzz about work-life balance, right? That whole idea where you’re supposed to juggle work and personal life like a pro tightrope walker? Well, hold onto your hats, because I’m here to spill the beans – it’s all a bit of a myth!


Before you start thinking I’ve lost the plot, let’s have a chat. Work-life balance is like trying to nail jelly to a wall – it’s tricky and probably not gonna happen. We’re talking about this notion that we need to split our time right down the middle between work and everything else. But let’s be real – life doesn’t come in neat little packages.

When we talk about work-life balance, it’s all about the output – how much we’re putting into work versus how much we’re putting into the rest of our lives. But life’s more like a mixed tape than a perfectly curated playlist – it’s messy, it’s wild, and it’s uniquely yours.

Here’s why I’m not vibing with the whole work-life balance thing. Firstly, it’s like trying to separate the yolk from the egg – it just ain’t gonna happen. And secondly, it implies that work and life are these separate entities, when in reality, they’re more like peanut butter and jelly – better together!

So, what’s the alternative? Drumroll, please… Enter stage left: work-life harmony. Here’s the scoop on how to find your flow:

  1. Blend it: Forget about keeping work and personal life in separate boxes. Mix ’em together like a boss. Share your wins with your crew, whether they’re work victories or personal milestones. Life’s like a big ol’ smoothie – every ingredient adds a little something special.
  2. Be real: Ain’t nobody got time for pretending. Embrace your quirks, your flaws, and your awesomeness. Be the same person at work and at home – whether you’re killing it or just trying to keep your head above water. Authenticity is the key to winning hearts and minds.
  3. Give and take: As a business owner, there’ll be times when work needs a bit more love and attention. That’s cool, as long as you’re willing to give back when you can. Missed your kid’s school play? Make it up with a weekend adventure. Balance isn’t about perfection – it’s about finding your rhythm.
  4. Talk it out: Communication is the name of the game. Be upfront with your team about what you need and when you need it. And don’t forget to keep the lines of communication open with your nearest and dearest too. A little chat can go a long way.

In a nutshell, work-life balance might be as elusive as finding a unicorn, but harmony? That’s where the magic happens. So, let’s kick work-life balance to the curb and dance our way to a life where work and personal fulfilment boogie together like old pals.



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Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon is the founder of Business Accelerator mastermind by Metropole and business coach to some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs – helping them build a true business, not a job.

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