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Is Life Balance a Myth?

Is life balance a myth?

More and more we hear about the necessity of have work-life balance, but is life balance a myth? Is it something we can have on a continual basis, or is it a constant series of adjustments towards a worthy purpose?

Listen in to the latest Life Balance Moment and find out!


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Life Balance Moment: Cats in the Cradle

There is a song that every time i hear it, it brings tears to my eyes. That song is “Cats in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin. It is a song about something that happens too often in our society today. Our families, and especially our children are attention deprived while we work harder and harder.

My mission is that the song Cats in the Cradle never becomes a reality for any father. In this video, I sing the main verses and break down the song and also explain my journey through it. (Post continues after the video)

The reality is, this does not have to be the way it is. We can incorporate our children into our work (see LinkedIn article). We can have family athletic activities like Karate for our exercise. We just need to make sure that we are conscious of our choices. There is always something else that needs to be done. Work will always be there. Your children will be grown and gone before you know it. I know this from personal experience. I feel I looked up from my computer and my daughters were suddenly young women, no longer the image of the little girls in my mind. My sons are half way to adults already.

So please, step away from the desk. Put down the phone. Turn off the clamor of unimportant things for your attention.

Say hello to your family. Let them know how much you love them with what they really need. Your attention!


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Introduction to the Life Balance Triad

The Life Balance TriadLife Balance Triad

The Foundation of the Life Triad is Life Balance Triad.  This is the basis for all our endeavors. We can never achieve any permanent level of greatness or success without having the solid foundation that Life Balance will bring to our lives.

Let’s break the Life Balance Triad down into its component parts.

Life Balance Triad - Self Mastery HighlightedFoundation – Self Mastery

The Foundation of the Life Balance Triad is Self Mastery. To achieve anything, we must first master ourselves. No goals or dreams can ever come true without the foundation of our own lives being strong. We need to have a philosophical base for our goals, we need the knowledge of how to get what we want, and the physical stamina to keep working towards those ends. If any of those items are lacking, we will have ourselves a lesson in frustration. These are the parts of the Self Mastery Vertex. Spiritual, Mental, and Physical

Life Balance Triad - Interpersonal HighlightedFramework – Interpersonal

The Framework of the Life Balance Triad is Interpersonal, i.e. your relationships. For me, this is the most important part of the Life Balance triad because this is where the true meaning of your life comes from. For most people the true legacy of their lives comes from here. The parts of Interpersonal are: Family, Friends, and Others (philanthropy).

Life Balance Triad - Material Prosperity HighlightedManifestation – Material Prosperity

The Manifestation of the Life Balance Triad is Material Prosperity. This is our money and our stuff. It’s all about how our money comes in, what we do with it. The parts of the Material Prosperity triad are: Finances (budget, financial statements, etc), Income (our job or business), and Expenses (what we spend our money on).