Here’s to living boldly! I love the beginning of September. For me, it’s a time of reflection and reprioritization, and a time to reenergize as we pursue what’s most important to us. Just like a child on their first day of school with a blank page and the beginning of a new notebook, September offers us the promise of a new chapter, a blank page, an unwritten story for us to artfully and intentionally shape. How can you live and lead more boldly during this September season and beyond?
Read on for this month’s roundup on balance, burnout, and optimizing your time, career, and life.
Wishing you a September of reflecting, reprioritizing, and … reenergizing yourself for bolder moves!
“While balance is an elusive ideal at best, it also misses an essential point. Instead of imagining a scale with two sides that we are trying to balance, we would be better off imagining a wallet with a limited number of dollars. We have a choice of where to invest those dollars – our time – and we want to invest them in the activities and tasks that produce the most returns.”
Begin Boldly was listed as Amazon’s top new release in ‘Job Hunting’! Check out Chapter 6: ‘Harness Curiosity To Optimize Your Time Investment’ for more insights and tools to help you reduce feelings of conflict, tension, and burnout. Please share the chapter with others who may be grappling with overwhelm and please consider leaving an Amazon review. Amazon reviews help improve the discoverability of the book in a very crowded marketplace and ultimately, help to get these tools into the hands of those who can benefit from them!
Fast Company: How to take risks at work when you feel burned out. If you feel overwhelmed but still have the feeling that there’s more to your journey, this article is for you. Read the article.
One Tool, Technique or Tactic To Try
Try this simple trick to build a brilliant career: Forget about achieving ‘balance’! Instead of asking: “How do I balance?” try flipping the script and asking: “How do I optimize?” Seeking balance sets us up for failure and defeat. Focus instead on how to optimize your time investment. View more.
Is the way in which I am spending my time aligned with what matters most to the people who matter to me?
Let’s go live boldly!