March 8, 2016
I was at meeting this morning with The Business Round Table and the topic was “Work Life Balance.” There was a great group of leaders at the meeting who had some really great insights on the topic. One of the things I mentioned was a book called Off Balance by Matthew Kelly. In Kelly’s book, he speaks about the myth of Work Life Balance. He explains that people who say they have work life balance usually work nine hours a week more than people who say they don’t have work life balance. How can that be? He found it was because it had nothing to do with the amount of hours you worked but how satisfied you were with your work and personal life.
I think one of the amazing things I get to do when implementing EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) with companies is helping people to get to a position where they love the work they do and the people they do it with. The more that this is truth in your business, the more successful you will be as a business and as a leader and the better work life balance your people will have. It is all about satisfaction. The added benefit is that people are always better at the things they love to do. So, a goal for you as a leader is to strive to get everyone to their unique ability®, as Dan Sullivan would say. When you do, you end up creating a happier, healthier, more talented work force and a more profitable business. I know a flock of leaders from the round table are motivated to move in that direction.