There are a lot of opinions about the subject of work/life balance. What it means. What is balance? That balance is important. That it is not important.
I want to throw a different perspective into the ring.
I have spent decades working with women on “work/life balance”. For me and my work, balance is about a feeling.
It is knowing when we, individually, are in balance with our life and work.
For some people that might be more time at work and less time outside of work. For others that might be minimal work and maximum life. There is no right for everybody, there is ONLY right for you.
But after working with thousands of women around this subject, I have started to move away from the idea of “work/life balance” and into an idea of re-synchronization.
The word re-synchronization means to synchronize again. And to synchronize is about alignment and making things work together.
I look at this in two ways: we need to be re-synchronizing with our natural rhythms and essential self, and then we need to be synchronizing the areas of our life and work to align with these natural rhythms.
This means we sync to our nature instead of to someone else’s ideas of balance or how we “should” be.
Re-synchronizing to our nature means understanding who we really are! This is just one of the reasons that reclaiming yourself is the first step in my embodied leadership work.
How in sync are you to your natural rhythm?
I know I have talked about this before, but most of us are operating at the pace of machines and this takes us out of sync with our natural rhythm. Business, work, society, politics, community, and more are operating out of sync with a natural human pace.
So it can be a challenge to re-synchronize yourself!
But, like a ripple effect, when you are synchronized to yourself, everything in your life begins to re-align.
A lot of women come to me feeling out of balance, knowing there is something misaligned in their work and life. They want me to help them decide what to change in the business or their career. They want to know which steps to take.
Well, the first step is getting clear about how you best operate and who you really are so that you can sync your work & life to your essential self.
In other words, the inside work is what matters. When you do this work, everything else syncs automatically.
I am sure you have experienced a time in your life when you had clarity around who you were and what you wanted. Did you notice how things around you fell into place? How opportunities presented themselves? How low effort produced big returns?
That is what happens when you are in sync. Maybe it is time for a little re-synchronizing?
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What can we accomplish together in some 1:1 time? How about more clarity, direction, synchronization of your life and work, more freedom, capacity, and more? Sound like something you need? Just reply to this email for the juicy details.