What do most executives and leaders overlook?

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Most leaders overlook the basics of balance. These can include:
– Taking care of themselves
– Nurturing personal relationships
– Maintaining their interests
– Focusing on health and fitness

Want to Increase Your Leadership Impact? Create Balance in Your Life.

The sad truth is, that all aspects of your life go by at the same speed. You can’t really store up time for family or friends for later. You can ignore them now, or any other aspect of life for that matter, and hope to catch up later. But without all key aspects of your life in development or at least progressing toward balance, you are missing some fundamentals because you are actually more than the sum of your individual parts.

Steven Covey said it best:
“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”

It’s difficult to inspire when your tank is empty. And the blind spot can be that you think no one notices.

“The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.” Anonymous

Balancing is much more than a focus on career, taking care of you and spending enough time with the family. You are actually more than the sum of any single combination your individual parts:

So what does it mean to have “balance”? Most often the term is used to discuss work-life balance: how to develop strategies and set boundaries to guard against working 24/7 and potentially burning out. Balancing these two components of life is necessary, but by no means sufficient.

The “Balance Wheel” illustrated above, on the other hand, represents all the major parts of your life vs. strictly comparing work vs. life. While all aspects of life may not ever be in complete equilibrium, maintaining or progressing toward a greater sense of mental balance, emotional steadiness and overall composure can be important to overall satisfaction in life. And that can have a significant effect on how you impact others at work and in life.

According to John Wooden, one of the most revered and beloved college basketball coaches in the history of sports,
“Next to love, balance is the most important thing.”

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