THE TEETER-TOTTER… we all remember the times in the park on the children's playground equipment riding up and down on the teeter-totter. It was fun…up and down, up and down. The movement was dependent upon the difference in the weight or pressure from one end of the board to the other. The metaphor between the playground equipment and our Business & Personal life is a very easy transition to make.
Here is your ACTION STEP… how balanced is your Business and Personal "teter-totter"? We all say that our Family is the most important thing in our lives and yet sometimes our day-to-day performance does not seem to reflect that. Sometimes we do not allow enough for personal time. What's the solution? Here's a great place to start:
1. Because your Family/Personal time is so important, make sure you have it in your calendar so it never gets missed.
2. Plan ahead for the times you want to have special "date nights" with your spouse (in your calendar one month in advance).
3. Plan ahead for the times you want to have a special times/outings with your children/family (in your calendar one month in advance).
4. Plan ahead for the times you need "just for me" in your calendar (reading, exercise, hobbies, sports, etc.). 5. Critical:…put your vacation times on a big "Year at a Glance" calendar for the whole year and post it on your wall. If you are not sure of the times, approximate dates will do for now. BONUS IDEA… if you want to see how to do #5 in detail, check out my YouTube video Make sure that you have a good balance between your Business and Personal life. This is critical to both your success in business and your health. Don't play around with this one, there is no margin for error. Look after you! NO Excuses!