Balance Isn’t a “Four-Letter” Word

What does “work life balance” mean to you? Balance can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I’ve noticed that many people think that life balance isn’t possible, or even desirable, because they are hung up on the word “balance.” Some folks think that balance means dividing up your time equally between work and home.  I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound appealing to me at all. 

If you’re a left-brain, math-type, maybe you think of life balance the same way you think of balancing your check book.  Again, not fun.  I guess I have a more right-brain, feminine, creative or artistic view of balance.   To me, balance is about finding your perfect mix or flow.  It’s like plant fertilizer.  If you want your orchid to grow, blossom, and thrive, you have to find the right fertilizer mix for that particular plant. 

Work life balance is not about equalizing everything–it’s about creating harmony between your business and your personal life. 

Balance is about managing everything that is important to you and living your ideal life.  Believe me, balance is NOT a “four-letter” word.  Call it whatever you like (congruence, flow, harmony, etc.), but balance is the key to success in your business and living a satisfying life.  It’s one of  the main reasons why most entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs in the first place. 

© 2011 Tiffany deSilva, Order and Balance, LLC

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Tffany deSilva, founder and CEO of Order and Balance, LLC, specializes in helping entrepreneurs get organized, get focused, boost their productivity & their bottom line, while strategically building a business that runs seamlessly and successfully, so they can have more time to fully enjoy life. Visit  to receive your copy of the FREE report, “Stop Wasting Precious Time and Money: The Keys to Overcoming Your 21 Biggest Productivity Problems.”

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