Balancing Work, Family, And Faith: 4 Ways To Set Priorities

If you’ve been a leader for any amount of time, you know that your time is a critical asset. People are reaching out, trying to get you to solve a problem, and then there are your family and friends. There’s always something happening.

Work-life balance seems unattainable. It’s this mythic beast that roams around that you just cannot tame.

Or so it feels…

You can tame the work-life balance beast. It’s not a unicorn. It’s something that can and must, be done.

The Challenge

The challenge of balancing work, family, and faith is a real one. You want to do your best at your workplace. You want to do the best job raising your family and caring for your spouse. And, I hope, you want to be a good member of your local church.

The Importance Of Work-Life Balance For Leaders

You may have heard from others that there’s no such thing as work-life balance. They will tell you that we don’t have separate work and personal lives. It’s a good argument. But it’s flawed.

True, we live and work at the same time, but we’re not necessarily doing what we want when we’re working. We report to others, supervise others, and have our day directed.

With a proper work-life balance, there is a separation between the two.

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The Importance Of Work-Life Balance For Leaders

Work-life balance is important not because working is bad. Nor is play bad. But when we can’t find time for either one, trouble arises.

Think of the business executive who can’t shut off at the end of the workday. He finds himself mired in work. His phone is in his hand while he’s checking emails when he should be focused on his wife and children at home. Years later, after neglecting his personal responsibility, he finds himself divorced, lonely, and considered a bad father.

8 Time Management Strategies To Improve Productivity

Time management is important. When we fail to manage our time, we let priorities that are not our own invade our lives.

That’s why you have to take control of your time. You have to manage it well. Just like your money, you have to tell your time where it will go.

Do you want to feel like you’ve got control of your time again? Do you want to get more things done in less time? Then it’s time to kick those poor time management habits to the curb.

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8 Time Management Strategies To Improve Productivity

1. Calendarize your priorities:

If we don’t know our priorities, anything could be a priority. This is why you have to decide what’s a priority and what’s not. Once you’ve decided on your priorities, schedule them. You can schedule everything from regular workout routines to date nights with your spouse to personal development.

5 Simple Habits to Boost Your Productivity and Achieve Your Goals

Come on, now. Who doesn’t want to become more productive? Who doesn’t want to achieve their goals?

Certainly not anyone reading this article. You’re part of the group that wants to be high-performing, productive, and goal-setting machines.

Am I right?

But, if you’re like me, you can struggle to be productive, achieve goals, or even set goals. I struggle with that last one, for sure.

I have good news for you and me. There are habits we can form that will help us get to the place we want to be. We just have to be willing to work on these habits.

In this article, I will share five habits to make you more productive and reach your goals.

Are you with me? I hope so!

Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

Leading Millennials

What does it take to get a millennial to want to come work in your organization? That’s the question that goes through the minds of many leaders.

It’s a fearful question. Thankfully, this question can also be answered.

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We’re going to look at what it takes to make an environment millennials want to work in. It’s going to look different than what you may have worked in before or even want to work in.

Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

How do we answer the question of what kind of environment do millennials want to work in? It’s easy. You take a look at what motivates and makes millennials want to work.

You do this, you will engage the millennial generation at work.

To create an environment millennials want to work in, you will have to: