New Podcast: Making Work and Life Fit
These days, it’s natural to talk incessantly about work-life balance: wanting to be successful at work, but then, wanting to be a more present parent, keep the house presentable, have healthy homemade dinners, take family trips, and somewhere in between, work out, connect with friends, read a book, and maybe even sleep. We think: balance – try to pile everything on top of everything else and see if the scale doesn’t tip. If you’re like me, that scale tips and things fall off, like…all the time.
But when I first met Morra Aarons-Mele, she immediately gave me a different view of the equation: think of it not as finding balance, but finding the right fit.
Morra is an accomplished writer, author, entrepreneur, business owner, and mom. She’s experienced a TON in her career, and continues to do a lot both in her work and in her life. The way she sees it, the most valuable thing in life – other than your health – is time. The more control you have over your time, the happier you’ll be. And the happier you are, the better person and parent you become.
Morra made changes to her career to fit who she is, and she actually did this all before she became a mom. She says, the concept of work flexibility seems to be associated with parenting, but the truth is, most people would trade money for more flexibility.
I’ll let her take it from here. It’s a really interesting perspective on owning your time, trimming the fat off the schedule, requires some gutsiness to pursue, but can ultimately result in a much happier…you.
I’m Naoko, graduate of the two-under-two club and producer of The Work-Life Equation podcast series. I’m constantly searching for the perfect balance point between work, life, parenting, friendships, and playing sports. I’m not a good sleeper, never was, and now will NEVER BE but I’m so in love with my incredibly fierce duo!