Life Balance | How to Balance Leadership & Life

The Visionary Chronicles

10-11-2023 • 21 minutos

EPISODE 134

CHRONICLE: November 10th , 2023

Life Balance | How to Balance Leadership & Life

" Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Many Leaders we talk about within our LiquidMind Leadership Sessions have difficulty balancing Leadership and Life. The issue is widespread in leaders but hard to correct. I find most leaders either do not realize they have a problem until someone hits them over the head, or they fear falling behind; they can’t stop a fast-moving train. If you do not try, you will eventually crash and burn; it is not a matter of “if” but “when.” I have seen it play out too many times.

Balancing Leadership and Life can be challenging, but with consistent and dedicated planning, effective time management, and taking care of yourself through the process, it is possible to achieve a balance.

Through our Leadership Sessions with LiquidMind, I have found the following to be Priorities for finding Leadership and Life balance.

  1. Boundaries |
  • Establish clear boundaries between work and personal time. Avoid checking work emails or taking work calls during your Personal Boundary time. Just Don’t Do It!
  • Communicate when you are available and when you are not.
  1. Prioritize |
  • Identify your most important tasks, prioritize them, and do them daily. Stick to the priorities, and do not go off course.
  • Delegate tasks that others can handle.
  1. Focus |
  • Focus, use time management techniques such as time blocking to organize your tasks and stay focused.
  • Schedule breaks during your workday to prevent burnout. Meditate, and find your quiet space.
  1. Delegate |
  • Trust your team and delegate tasks. This frees your time and empowers others.
  1. Stressless |
  • Incorporate mindfulness, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. These practices help reduce stress and improve focus.
  1. Organized |
  • Handwrite to-do lists that connect mind and body. Stay organized.
  • Review your schedule and adjust your priorities as needed.
  1. Goals |
  • Set goals for yourself and your team. Keeping accurate and realistic expectations can lead to stress and burnout.
  1. Health |
  • Prioritize your physical and mental health. Exercise regularly, maintain a balanced diet, and get enough sleep.
  1. Family |
  • Make time for your family and friends.
  • Be PRESENT, and avoid thinking about work-related issues.
  1. Learning |
  • Assess your Leadership and Life balance and adjustment as needed. What works for you now may need to be adapted in the future.

Remember that achieving Leadership and Life balance is an ongoing process that requires self-awareness, adaptability, and effective communication.

Evaluate your priorities and make priority choices to ensure that you dedicate time and energy to your professional and personal life.

Remember, once the hourglass of time runs out, you can not turn it over and start again!

Enjoy Your Life, Find Balance!

Stay True, Stay Authentic, be Different, and be Great!

Enjoy the Journey!

Bryan Smeltzer, President

LiquidMind Inc.

#TheVisionaryChroniclesPodcast

#TheVisionaryBrandBook

@LiquidMindsite.com

@BryanSmeltzer.com

© All rights reserved, Bryan Smeltzer, 2023

Bryan Smeltzer is a consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, Product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, and Schutt Sports, among other international brands. He also founded a men’s apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm.

He also hosts a Podcast called The Visionary Chronicles, ranked as the #1 Visionary and Top 50 Marketing Podcasts by Feedspot, and recently finished his first bestselling book, The Visionary Brand, The Success Formula Behind the World’s Most Visionary Brands, and recently received the prestigious Readers Favorite Award for BEST Non-fiction, Marketing Genre book.

He is also a member of the Board of Advisors at UCI’s BCIE along with their New Venture Program, an Innovation Advisor at the UCI’s Applied Innovation program at the Cove, a Mentor/Advisor to UCLA’s Price Center Venture Accelerator Program, and a Mentor/Advisor at the San Diego Sports Innovators Accelerator (SDSI) center.

Bryan oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with start-ups and established mid to large-cap consumer brands to empower businesses to think differently, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.

You can contact or  follow him at;

email | bryan@LiquidMindsite.com

Facebook | @bryansmeltzer33

Instagram | @bryan_smeltzer

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LinkedIn | linkedin.com/in/bryansmeltzer/

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