Is there such a thing as ‘life balance’ and if so, how do you find it? And how do you discern when you need to stop doing something in your life?
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As ambitious, multi-passionate women leaders, many of us struggle to manage all the roles and responsibilities we hold. And when the issue of balance comes up, we often feel shame, guilt, or confusion about what it actually looks like or whether we can ever find it.
In this conversation with Christy Wright, you’ll hear a fresh perspective on the issue of balance as Christy helps us to redefine what it means. You’ll also learn why so many of us feel out of balance, how to determine your priorities, and how to determine when you need to STOP doing something. In addition, we dive into why we might need to outsource certain things in our lives and how we can’t allow others’ opinions of this to affect us.
You’re sure to walk away with some mindset shifts and some practical tips you can implement into your own life today. If you missed it when Christy was on the show initially, check out episodes 143 & 144 to hear more of her leadership journey and more.
Key Points Discussed:
- Is balance possible? [5:00]
- What is ‘life balance’? [9:45]
- Why we often feel out of balance [12:50]
- How do we achieve life balance [21:45]
- Discerning when you need to stop something [23:50]
- When you need to outsource and dealing with the fear of others’ opinions [30:35]
- How Christy maintains life balance [37:28]
Key Quotes from the Episode:
“We all do want balance, but we have the wrong ideas about balance.”
“Life balance comes from doing the right things at the right time.”
“What’s right for you right now may not be something you’re aware of.”
“You’re never gonna feel balanced if you spend a large portion of your time doing something that you hate.”
“I am choosing what I’m saying yes to and fighting for. And I’m choosing what I’m what saying no to and letting fall below the line.”
“You’re in control of what you say yes to what you say no to, you’re in control of your calendar and your to do list, you’re in control of what you give attention to and what you’re present for.”
“All that matters is that you’re doing what’s right for you. And you need to accept that some people won’t get it.”
Connect with Christy Wright:
Christy’s book, Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance
Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News, and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines. Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith. You can follow Christy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube or online at www.christywright.com.
Other Episodes Mentioned:
- Episode 34: Is Balance Possible? Managing Our Responsibilities as Leaders
- Episode 36: Ditching Balance for Surrender – How to Reduce Overwhelm as a Leader
- Additional podcast episodes & blog posts related to the topic of balance
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