Work Life BalanceAccountants often struggle with getting the balance right.

If you have worked for a Big 4 firm, or a Second Tier firm, you will have been indoctrinated at a very early age that the only way to the top is by putting in big hours, at maximum productivity.

You see the financial benefits this provides for the Partners, and the “future partnership” carrot is often dangled. Once you become accustomed to, or dependent upon this model it is hard to imagine that there could be a better way.

Many Accountants just accept that the long hours are part of the price of success, but it doesn’t have to be. Time IS money, when you work in six minute units.

Some people say “Do you live to work, or do you work to live?” This oversimplifies the idea of Work Life Balance as just being a two way choice. It is actually a seven or eight way street, and work is only one of these demands.

Think of it like a bicycle wheel with eight spokes. To have true Work Life Balance all eight spokes of your wheel should be the same length, otherwise your life will be a very bumpy ride.

Consider how balanced your wheel would be if each of the eight spokes represented your life in the following areas –

  • Your business;

  • you as a spouse;

  • you as a parent;

  • you as a colleague;

  • you as a friend;

  • your health;

  • your community;

  • your spiritual life.

Like many Accountants, my business used to take priority over everything else, because my business paid for everything else.

Then I found a better way to run my business, making all the money I needed (and much more) in half the time it used to take.

This gave me the time, and the money, to get all the other areas in my life back into balance.

If you would like to discover how to get true Work Life Balance back into your life, contact me here and I’ll arrange to catch up and have a chat about it. Or come along to our next workshop and learn more.




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