If you follow Life Works, you may have noticed I’ve missed more than a few months of posting. No excuses here. The funny thing about being a worklife “expert” is that when I first decided to tackle these questions, I knew I was going to have to practice what I teach. In my heart, the whole reason I started looking at worklife questions is I realized that as in love with professional success as I have always been, honoring the deep longing to be good to and true to myself in the midst of professional triumph is something I insist is not only possible but our birthright. I can’t imagine telling people to set realistic expectations for themselves and then maintain a merciless schedule myself.
Transparently, a perfect storm of activity landed in my lap around this time last year – in the form of a few really huge client engagements at the exact moment that my teaching schedule really took off with more classes and workshops around the planet that continue to come my way. Between launching corporate wellness programs in 11 US markets and two overseas, there were months that I had to remind myself to even pay my bills, such was the pace.
There’s truth to the adage that we teach what we most dearly yearn to master. The bottom line of worklife integration and sustainable success is making choices, and making them with our true well-being in mind so that we can hope to value the well-being of others around us. When all this activity came to a head, it was a MOMENT OF TRUTH for me. As much as I love sharing the cool stuff we get to talk about in this blog (and get a little rush bragging about it to friends and family), I simply did not have the bandwidth to continue to post without sacrificing the precious few moments I had left. I felt called to the mat and knew that even at the risk of losing the blog, satisfying my ego had to take a backseat to conserving as many moments as possible for self care. Looking back, I have to say wholeheartedly and in alignment with what this blog is about, this a choice I truly hope you make as well.
Fast forward a few months, now with systems in place to offset the continuing workload, I’m back and excited to reconnect and revive the conversation with you. The work I have been doing with corporate wellness has given me an even more profound immersion in developing sustainable success strategies for busy professionals. More than ever, I’m fascinated by how life is evolving through the adventures of what it is to live on this planet right now, and curious to compare notes with you about what is making your life work better or what gets in the way of you living and working well.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you’re doing!