Let’s try blending work and life, not balancing it.

Let’s try blending work and life, not balancing it. Let’s stop viewing work life balance as ingredient to be measured up and start seeing it as a smoothie where it all blends together, each day in its own unique way.

More and more we hear the conversation about work life balance, about how to fit it all in equally. But can we really balance work and life? Should we even try?

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It’s not me, it’s you… why are corporate and political break ups so hard?     

This week we saw yet another leadership change at the highest levels of our country. One day you occupy a senior role, with power, responsibilities, a full schedule of important things to do that you care deeply about, and the next day it is all over. You have lost all your power, status, perks, and unfortunately many of your colleagues.

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How a conversation led to my ah ha moment…

Career Money Life all started over a dinner conversation, one about life decisions and next steps.

As a former executive I had often been involved in making decisions about the development of employees or job cuts in my organisation. I sometimes had a nagging question over whether we were addressing the specific needs of certain individuals, but felt reassured that we were doing our best by providing them with our standard career development or outplacement program. Then the table turned and I was made redundant; something most of us can expect to go through at least once in our career.

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