Balance is defined as “a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.” In the fast paced world of real estate, it would be an understatement to say it can sometimes be difficult to find balance between work and your personal life. You know how it is, you’ll finally decide get take a day off and the “hot lead” that you’ve been waiting on comes in. So what do you do? Do you spend the rest of your day off managing the lead or do you put it off until tomorrow?
It is situations like that, which make it necessary to be deliberate in finding a healthy work-life balance. Think about it, is pursuing a lead really worth missing your child’s soccer game or a family cookout? In a 30 second speech given by Bryan Dyson, Former CEO of Coca Cola, he suggests that you should imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. These balls represent the different aspects of your life that need to be balanced; Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit.
Dyson goes on to explain that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls- Family, Health, Friends and Spirit are made of glass. If you were to drop one of these; they will get scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered and will never be the same. This is a perfect illustration of why having balance is important and the good news is that achieving it is not as hard as you would think. Continue reading