How to Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance [Podcast S05E05]

3 Simple Secrets That Make It Possible

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to finally achieve work-life balance.

Work-life balance is something we all struggle with, right? It’s so hard to find it can feel impossible. But it’s not. We just have to properly understand it. Today we’re covering three simple secrets that make it possible.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The most common misconceptions about work-life balance, and how they throw us off.
  • One surprising metaphor that unlocks the real-life challenge of balancing work, home, and all the rest.
  • The tricky way our egos can sometimes get in the way of finding balance.
  • The lie we tell ourselves about why we can’t find balance—and how to expose it.
  • One easy hack for reframing our circumstances and getting clear on how to change them for the better.
  • Plus three simple habits that can help us maintain balance amid the push and pull of life.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: How would those closest to you—your spouse, children, and friends—react if you could finally get the work-life balance problem figured out?

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