Having it All without Losing it All
Can you have it all? Well, the answer to this question depends on the material you’re reading because ‘having it all’ is written as either the greatest achievement or the biggest myth.
But you’re asking the wrong question, and you’re asking the wrong person.
The question you should be asking and asking of yourself is, “What does ‘having it all’ mean to me?”
How are you currently defining ‘having it all’? Is it based upon the definition given by your community, your friends, your spouse, your coworkers, your parents or the media? If so, then the answer is ‘no’, you can’t have it all.
If I defined ‘having it all’ by someone else’s standards, then I would be an absolute failure.
I’m not shattering the glass ceiling, holding an office on my children’s school PTA board, cooking gourmet meals every night and attending community even ...
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How to Stop Being Delusional About Work-Life Balance
With over 34 Million Google entries and over 2,500 books on Amazon alone, work-life balance is one of the most popular topics during the recent 10+ years.
But don’t be deluded by work-life balance – it just isn’t true!
Allow me to clarify, it’s not the concept, rather the phrase, “work-life balance” I don’t believe to be true.
For some readers, balance is a meaningless concept – one you believe is only for those who aren’t fully dedicated to their career. For others, you believe the concept is a myth, a dream that can never be reached, and those who continue to search for it are fools. And then there are those, like me, who believe it’s a significant matter and can be achieved with direction and focus.
But in my opinion, the phrase work-life balance implies a 50/50 split. It suggests that work represents 50% of who I am and then all else that defines me as ...