Life balance

If you are struggling with work life balance life you’re not alone. Over 7,000 newspaper and magazine articles mention the topic in the years 2007 to 2011.  In James Patterson’s novel Suzanne’s diary for Nicholas, the  personal and professional balancing is highlighted in this analogy “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling 5 balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity. You’re keeping them all in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other 4 balls- family, health, friends, integrity –are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” Demands on your time are everywhere. Work too long and your personal life suffers. Too many to dos in your personal life and you feel like you never get a chance to breathe. Drop into bed at night and start it all over the next day.

Looking for clarity and focus? Wanting to break free from the ho hum daily life that has you dreading the alarm clock? Join us on this 7 day discovery to your life of balance.

What do you mean I have to give a speech?

You mean, (gulp) in front of people? What will I say? What if I forget what I am supposed to say? Personally, I put off speech class until the last semester of my last year in college. I did NOT want to give a speech. I faced my fear and took the class, I had to graduate! AND it was the best thing I ever did. When I faced my fear, the fear turned into excitement!  I loved the teacher, Mr. Voss, who made the whole experience fun. I had a great time writing the speeches, practicing them in front of my mirror, then my daughter. I enjoyed being at the podium and having the floor. If any of you have this fear, face it! Here’s a link to work book to get you started on your path to writing and giving your speech!

P.S. here is an actual picture of me after I gave the speech in this work book. Notice, I am alive and smiling!

Best speech award at Toastmaster’s