Hey everybody, and welcome to this mini episode from The Laboratory at Sales Biology. My name is Steve Lichtman, as always, and I’m here to just talk about one thing today.
It’s about balance. Right? Balance is huge in life and you need balance in everything you do. Without balance, things go completely haywire. And the balance I want to talk about and this is going to be a short one, we’re talking maybe two minutes here today. So stay with me. Balance is all about your work / life balance today.
That’s what I want you to think about. I want you to think about the hours you’re putting in the commute, you’re putting in the time that you’re putting in every day for your job and career. Is it translating to the balance of free time afterwards with your family, your children, your friends, that makes it all worth it to you.
A lot of people are going to hear this and say no. And the challenge from there will then be “what do we do to better ourselves so we can improve our standing in our lives and in our careers” and in our opportunities to increase that balance.
Because we’re all on this rock for one turn right? No matter what you believe in, no matter what your religion is, listen, we live and die. That’s life. So what are you going to do to make sure you have a work / life balance that makes you happy, and gives you time with your friends and your family?
If you’ve got kids, are you spending enough time with them?
I kill myself to make sure I do every single week. I think about that. All the time, I took an opportunity in a different country working remotely so I could spend more time with my child. So for me, that’s something I’ve put an incredible value on. Making sure I have a work / life balance. So I can spend all of that time with my wife and with my daughter, that is possible.
So I want you to think about that today really deeply. You know, make it something where when you sit at lunch later that it. It’s just your topic in your head that you’re bouncing around thinking about what you can do better to increase that work / life balance.
Is it asking your job for different hours, maybe if you’re working nine to five, maybe they’ll let you work eight to four, because then you can jump the commute both ways. And you can get a little headstart instead of your commute, maybe being an hour and a half, it drops down to an hour. And that will give you an extra hour a day. Every minute counts, spending it sitting in traffic, you know, I just came back from the city the other day, and I got lucky I went in and out of Manhattan an hour each way. That’s rare. You have to accept that. And that was by car. So I accepted that as pure luck coming in and out of Midtown. Midtown is pretty easy to take the tunnel. So it’s not so bad. But you know, you think about that all that time you spending on the road.
I used to commute for years in and out of the city, especially in the 90s every day in my car on the West Side Highway, just sitting there in traffic. And I wish I had half those hours back to do other things. But I mean, I wasn’t married, I didn’t yet have family. I didn’t have kids and no wife. I had nothing going on and it was just me.
So you know, you had less have less value maybe on my time, I was willing to waste it doing stupid shit. But when I look back at it, I wish I had some of that time back. We all do. We’re not getting any younger, value your time.
Don’t let people take advantage of your time. And please, for everything that’s holy in life, that’s all in good. restore the balance. You need to do it for yourself, restore that balance in your life. So you will have time to do the things you want to do.
Do not be a slave to your job.
Do not be a slave to even your own business and practice.
I mean, I get it. Entrepreneurs like everybody says 60-80 hour minimum right is the average. And I agree, it’s a grind, but even in that grind, you need to make time for family.
So stay up late coming night owl. I’m a night owl. It works out pretty good. You know it’s find the time when you could spend with your family and with your friends, and then use the other time, the weird hours, the ones where nobody else’s around, you can focus better because it’ll be quiet, you won’t have people banging and yelling, you won’t be on quiet. And all that other craziness, you’ll just be focused on what you do.
Restore that balance. everybody. Have a great day.
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