Work life balance for enterpreneurs – A Must Do
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance for entrepreneurs is a much-debated topic among experts for decades. And with the passing of every decade, a new definition is added to give meaning to the concept of work-life balance.
Here’s a list of videos and pointers to help you find the true meaning of work-life balance and how to achieve it:
1.Nigel Marsh – How To Make Work-Life Balance Work?
The problem is real; let’s acknowledge it first. “If society is to make any progress on this issue, we need an honest debate. But the trouble is so many people talk so much rubbish about work-life balance. All the discussions about flexi-time or dress-down Fridays or paternity leave only serve to mask the core issue, which is that certain job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with being meaningfully engaged on a day-to-day basis with a young family. Now the first step in solving any problem is acknowledging the reality of the situation you’re in.” https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work/transcript?language=en
2. Continuing from the same video, a day is too short and “after I retire” is too long. You can’t do it all in one day.
We need to elongate the time frame upon which we judge the balance in our life, but we need to elongate it without falling into the trap of the “I’ll have a life when I retire, when my kids have left home, when my wife has divorced me, my health is failing, I’ve got no mates or interests left.” (Laughter) A day is too short; “after I retire” is too long. There’s got to be a middle way.
3. Jack Ma – Play By Your Strength
4.Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
5.Dr. Stephen Covey – Define The Big Rocks And Assign Time For Them
6.Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4 “Why? How? What? This little idea explains why some organizations and some leaders are able to inspire where others aren’t. Let me define the terms really quickly. Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100 percent. Some know how they do it, whether you call it your differentiated value proposition or your proprietary process or your USP. But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. And by “why” I don’t mean “to make a profit.” That’s a result. It’s always a result. By “why” I mean: What’s your purpose? What’s your cause? What’s your belief? Why does your organization exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care? As a result, the way we think, we act, the way we communicate is from the outside in, it’s obvious. We go from the clearest thing to the fuzziest thing. But the inspired leaders and the inspired organizations — regardless of their size, regardless of their industry — all think, act and communicate from the inside out.”
7. Happier By Tal Ben-Shahar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Wei0-vAZs This video gives you some insights into the secret to happiness. Tal Ben-Shahar has also published Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. According to Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness, “This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today.”