Much has been written about work-life balance, and rightfully so. Many of us consistently struggle to strike a balance between advancing our careers and nurturing relationships with our families. Truth is, our employers expect our full commitment, and our families deserve our full commitment.In our modern-day society, we often use the word balance loosely, without fully considering its meaning. Balance is very difficult to accomplish, and we must intentionally seek to achieve and maintain it.
Nik Wallenda probably knows more about balance than many of us will learn in a lifetime. Nik’s a seventh generation high-wire acrobat who has tightrope walked across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, and between skyscrapers high above Chicago’s city lights.
When Nik’s on the tightrope, his mind and body are clearly focused on one goal – getting to the other side. While on the tightrope, he’s considering all inputs – the tension of the rope, wind and weather conditions, his progress – and making adjustments as he goes.
Like Nik, we must consider all of life’s inputs – work deadlines and opportunities, our children’s milestones and events, our spouse’s needs – and allocate our time and attention to achieve balance in our lives.
Often, our tendency is to let work take precedence over the other areas of our lives. And while that’s necessary from time to time, a life narrowly focused on work will soon lead to burnout and a compromise of family relationships.
Parents’ Unique Opportunity
Parents of teenagers have a unique opportunity to impact the next generation by volunteering with a booster club. When you volunteer, you’ll create a lifetime of memories with your child. There are many reasons why booster leadership is good for you, and I’ve highlighted four of them for you here.
Did you know that volunteering with a booster club will benefit your employer? You’ll find seven benefits here. And, if you want to learn a few specific ways you can plug-in to your child’s booster club, click here.
If you’d like to learn even more about volunteering and booster leadership, check out my book, The Booster Leader: 35 Leadership Essentials for a Thriving Booster Organization. The Booster Leader consists of…
- Thirty-five proven leadership essentials that are quick and easy to implement
- Eighteen inspirational stories that bring the leadership essentials to life
- A twenty-nine point checklist to help you identify risks that may jeopardize your organization if not properly addressed (and the answers to help you resolve every issue!)
Question: How do you achieve and maintain work-life balance? You can leave a comment by clicking here.