What do we mean by the phrase, work-life balance? I have found from my years of experience that creating a balance between career obligations and personal responsibilities always seems to be a juggling act. What may seem balanced at one point in life will seem out of kilter at another time. The Early Years In my early years of career development, I was quite willing to … [Read more...]
The Recipe for a Comfortable Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance, between personal and professional responsibilities, is one of the most challenging issues for today’s working professionals to solve. Working professionals trying to balance the responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, housekeeping, career growth, and possibly caring for aging parents takes its toll. Today, people are looking for more than earning a paycheck … [Read more...]
6 Tips to Improve Your Work-Life Balance
As 2014 comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the year and what to improve in 2015. If you are a busy career-driven person, achieving a better work-life balance should be on your list. The HSE recently released statistics highlighting that 39% of all work-related illnesses were caused by work stress resulting in depression and anxiety. If you keep ignoring the … [Read more...]
As a Woman in Business, Can You Really Have It All?
As an executive creative director in advertising, being a woman is apparently a rare thing. I recently found out that I am one of three percent of women creative directors. Being a single mom makes my distinction even more rare or at least seemingly undoable. I get asked how I balance life and work all the time. Here’s my answer: I don’t separate life and work. It’s simply … [Read more...]
Is it Getting Tougher to Manage Home and Office?
Sponsored by ChameleonJohn: Balancing work and home life is challenging for everyone, but it can be particularly challenging for working mothers. Often, working mothers make sure everyone else's needs are met before their own, but ultimately, professional and personal results suffer if you're not taking care of yourself, too. No, you'll probably never find complete … [Read more...]
Are You Neglecting Your Life Priorities?
Many are women in transition. They are often experiencing a major change either at home or at work and can lose focus on life priorities. I know many of you have heard of a bucket list and that is one of the activities that I recommend that you create. Not that I am looking for you to accomplish all of your life aspirations at once, but over time, what would you like to … [Read more...]
What Apps Do You Use Every Day?
Here are some of my apps and my question to you. :) So many people work from home now, but any of us that do know that sometimes "working from home" really means working from your car, or someone else's office, or the soccer field or anywhere else you may be. So we have become a very mobile society and rely on our phones a lot. The age of the smartphone has arrived, taken … [Read more...]
Stop the snap judgements, try supporting each other. Walk a mile in my flip-flops first...everyone has their own story. I work from home, I am also a mom and a wife....99.9% of my meetings are on the phone or Skype....the other .1% are local clients/businesses. Most of those local places I have been in before, they know me, they have seen what I look like on a normal … [Read more...]
Get Your (Business) Priorities Straight
Repeat after me: No. No. No. No. And no. Now, think about what your workweek would look like—and where your company might be today—if you'd used the word "no" a little more often. (Awkward silence.) I'm right there with you: The Ultimate Yes Woman. "Yes," because I have varied interests and a ridiculous amount of curiosity, and because I inherently like to be … [Read more...]
Is multi-tasking a bad thing?
Personally, It feels like I'm multi-tasking my entire life. I know I am not the only one out there. (or I hope I'm not) As women we do our best to do it all (cause we are awesome!), but sometimes...we just take on too much. Especially entrepreneurs and work at home professionals. It's hard not to really, always looking for that next idea, keep multiple streams of income … [Read more...]