I want to talk about the importance of balance, of living life and not just working.
It’s about finding balance and making time to embrace the many pleasures we are fortunate to have in this life.
Many of us sometimes forget to make living life a priority, to block time and make it a regular part of life.
I presume you are a highly-ambitious, deliberate, purposeful and committed person. You probably work harder and smarter than most other people.
People like us build elaborate business plans and strategies. We implement big thinking and ideas, attract, train and develop the best talent in our marketplace.
We often work really long hours and crush our goals and competition.
This is all awesome. This is what we love to do.
I absolutely love being an entrepreneur, creating the life of my dreams and doing it all by intention and design.
But what are we all working so hard for?
What is our big why, and how much are we actually enjoying the life we work so hard to create?
What are you doing for you today?
How much time are you taking to pursue your hobbies and your down time?
The answer for many of us might be not enough. I know I have often allowed my ambition and the growth of my businesses to be the number-one priority in my life for several years.
When I make those things a priority, a lot of my hobbies suffer. I don’t spend the same amount of time on me, personal time to simply relax and enjoy all that I’m so fortunate to have.
Most of us have many things to be thankful for: our health, families, friends, teams, financial independence, the ability to create things—the list goes on and on.
But I know I haven’t always taken the time to focus on me and simply live and enjoy life.
You need to be committed to shutting off and focusing on you, to finding that elusive work-life balance, staying grateful, humble, and spending time doing the things that you love to do.
Be committed not to working less, but rather to being more efficient with your time and embracing leverage more and more.
Commit to always doing what you love, always improving your craft and life—growing as an individual.
Commit to embracing and living life to the fullest each and every day and on your terms.
What will you commit to today?
“Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” —Amy Ippoliti
You need to be committed to shutting off and focusing on you, to finding that elusive work life balance, staying grateful, humble and spending time doing the things that you love to do.
What are some things you enjoy? Take time out of your day today to do something you love to do.
How did you take time for yourself today?