#88 3 Little Known Secrets to Better Work-Life Balance for Female Executives

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 88, 30 August 2023 by Lucy Gernon

Ever wondered how successful female executives manage to maintain a healthy work-life balance?

Trust me, I used to work as a leader in the corporate world for 20 years. I understand the battle!

The workload and responsibilities can feel overwhelming, and the pressure to excel can be intense. But here’s the exciting part: it doesn’t have to be that way. You have the power to take control and create a better life for yourself.

In this episode, I want to share three little-known secrets with you. These secrets will empower you to get ahead, take charge of your time, and find harmony between your work and personal life. It’s time to prioritise YOU and invest in YOUR well-being, my friend.

If you like reading, I’ve summarised the secrets for you below, but I definitely listen to the podcast to get even more gold in and valuable insights in each one.

1. Stop Caring So Much

I understand the pressures you face as a leader to deliver on critical objectives and improve team performance. The environment is becoming tougher, and the expectation to do more with less adds to the pressure.

But here’s the thing: caring deeply about your job can sometimes lead to heartache, like that toxic relationship that broke your heart in the past. It’s time to find a balance that allows you to excel in your role without sacrificing your well-being and happiness. You deserve to experience the joy of life while delivering exceptional results.

2. Give Your Brain To The Business And Keep Your Heart And Soul For Your Life.

As a business owner, I understand the importance of making tough decisions and keeping emotions in check. You are the CEO of your own area, and while it’s so important to care about your team and deliver on your mission, it’s equally important to prioritise self-care and your loved ones. Remember, your company cannot love you back, and if something were to happen, your job would be filled quickly.

Setting boundaries and pushing back may not always be easy, but it’s necessary. If you’re struggling with work-life balance, consider hiring a coach like me to help you navigate these challenges. Click here to apply now. Believe it or not, it is possible to excel in your career and have a meaningful life outside of work.

3. Set Powerful Intentions

Before setting boundaries, it’s important to clarify what you want your life to look like and define your intentions for your time. Intentions play a significant role in accountability and transformation.

By identifying what you don’t want and shifting your focus to what you do want, such as feeling energised, being present, and having time for yourself, you can pave the way towards achieving a more balanced and fulfilling life.

To learn more about setting boundaries and explore a proven three-step method to help you do this successfully, have a look at episode number two, “The Ultimate Guide for Setting Boundaries.”

Here’s the episode at a glance:

[06:35] Unspoken truth: What REALLY happens when you care too much about your job?

[08:52] A proven strategy to  set powerful boundaries and stick to them.

[12:50] Gain clarity on what REAL work-life balance means for you

If you’re tired of trying to navigate the challenges alone, missing out on precious family time, and feeling overwhelmed in the corporate world, now may be the perfect time to reach out.

Let’s explore together if we’re a good fit to work towards your transformation. Get in touch through www.lucygernon.com/apply

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