Enjoy the silence – That’s all you will have when we are gone

For those of us in Australia, 1 September marks the beginning of Spring. This season brings the promise of longer, warmer days and the re-emergence of things dormant and new life. It is with all these things that many people start to make plans and “refresh” practices.

This thinking was in my mind as I was sitting with a client in a Melbourne coffee shop. In a wide-ranging conversation over a few hours we discussed many things including the life lessons that have come his way. His career started in corporate, then transitioned to an entrepreneurial career where he owned the business and now has transitioned back into corporate.

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What’s wrong with work life balance?

Work Life Balance is a common topic that emerges in coaching work. At its heart, Work Life Balance encompasses the view that there should be an equitable distribution of a person’s time and attention between ‘work’ and ‘life’.

The fundamental flaw in this proposition is that it casts a negative perception that work is separate to your “life”.

Work is bad and life is good.

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