Work Life Balance is Bullshit!

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I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work life balance. Almost everyone says no without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone—feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. Yet, it’s as though the second we…

Sue HawkesWork Life Balance is Bullshit!

Belief #1202 

by Sue Hawkes

As I reflect on profound wisdom I heard in a recent discussion, I’m reminded again of the power of believing in ourselves. Without self-belief, our dreams become hopes with no action behind them, and we never take the risks that lead to growth.  To excel in business, life, and really anything, we must first trust ourselves. We may not have…

Sue HawkesBelief #1202

Accountability = Intentional Greatness® #1201 

by Sue Hawkes

Accountability is the driving force behind Intentional Greatness®. To excel in business, leadership, and life, discipline and persistent commitment are essential. You know this, but are you trying to go alone?  A few key ingredients I’ve found to create persistent commitment include these:   We all need a supportive community. Surround yourself with like-minded folks who are just as committed to…

Sue HawkesAccountability = Intentional Greatness® #1201

Taking Effective Action Part 2 #1199 

by Sue Hawkes

In yesterday’s blog I shared the four common actions in conversations and the two common types of conversations. Today we’re breaking them down into specifics – let’s dig in.   The Four Common Actions:   The Two Types of Conversations:    By being more intentional about how you both speak and listen, you can use conversations to create more effective action. I challenge…

Sue HawkesTaking Effective Action Part 2 #1199

Taking Effective Action Part 1 #1198 

by Sue Hawkes

In our work, and in our lives away from work, we participate in conversations. People speak, and people listen. And more is happening than appears to be; promises are made, requests are made, invitations are issued, and proposals for new projects are presented.   Life occurs during conversations. In fact, it is in conversations that people make things happen. A conversation…

Sue HawkesTaking Effective Action Part 1 #1198

Design or Default? #1197 

by Sue Hawkes

How often do you make time to reflect on your life? Many people spend more time planning their next vacation than they do evaluating their day-to-day existence, leading to a life happening by default. Your joy decreases as things keep happening “to you.” If this is hitting a nerve, it’s time for some reflection.  Intentional reflection is a powerful tool…

Sue HawkesDesign or Default? #1197

Shared By All #1196 

by Sue Hawkes

Have you ever wondered what makes some companies more successful than others? I encounter this question often in my work with our clients. One of the strongest success factors to thrive in business is when your company vision becomes shared by all.   Of course, having a vision for your company is critical, but having your vision shared by everyone in…

Sue HawkesShared By All #1196

Don’t Trap Yourself #1195 

by Sue Hawkes

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.  Life has a way of putting us in situations where we’re not sure if we should pursue our dreams or let our doubt hold us back.   But here’s the thing: doubt can be worse than failing. When you doubt yourself, you stop yourself from even trying, and that’s always a big loss. …

Sue HawkesDon’t Trap Yourself #1195

Hitting the Ceiling #1194  

by Sue Hawkes

Do you ever feel like you’re underwater, constantly behind, and like the balls you’re juggling are just a second away from dropping? Congratulations, you’ve hit the ceiling.   Hitting the ceiling is something every successful leader, team, and business goes through, and it’s worth celebrating because it means you’re growing into your next iteration. During this period, you’ll find you don’t…

Sue HawkesHitting the Ceiling #1194

The Biggest Lie Leaders Tell Themselves #1193 

by Sue Hawkes

It’s better to have an open seat than to keep the wrong person in the seat.  Too many leaders talk themselves into keeping a person who’s doing okay, performing adequately, not performing, or struggling in the seat under the premise that “it’s better than going without someone” or “we have to have someone.”  This is one of the biggest lies…

Sue HawkesThe Biggest Lie Leaders Tell Themselves #1193