Get Your Life Back: Beyond Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a term that gets tossed around too often that it has become meaningless.work-life balance

  • Do you feel like you’ve forgotten who you are?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the demands at work and responsibilities for your children?
  • Do you feel you don’t have enough time for yourself?

 

Aiming for “work-life balance” is neither effective or possible. (Click here to find out why.)

Instead, I suggest that you navigate your life:

  • Get unstuck and re-build your confidence.
  • Manage your time (and energy) to concentrate your efforts
  • Practice happiness everyday to find calm
  • Connect with those you love and put those you admire on your Personal Board of Directors.

 


get control of your time
I decided to re-read my yellowed copy of Alan Lakein’s How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life after having read several newer but disappointing time-management books. While published in 1973, its advice is not only succinct and helpful, but still relevant today. Consider these statements: “I feel like I waste so much…

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imposter syndrome
I didn’t realize that for most of my career I’d felt like a fraud until I began to help a number of smart women with imposter syndrome build their self-confidence. I thought I was the only one who believed that the admissions officers at my undergraduate and graduate schools had probably made a mistake. I…

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In this video, Stacy explains how moms returning to the workforce can build authentic confidence. For the mom who has taken a career break, the job search can be especially daunting. Even those who once had successful careers feel their confidence wane. They are often told to “fake it ’til you make it” or “be…

[VIDEO] For Moms Returning to the Workforce: How to Build Authentic Confidence



build confidence by thinking like a scientist
It’s ironic that I’m suggesting that women can build confidence by thinking like a scientist. I was a research scientist for most of my career, but during that time I felt far from confident. That’s because I was also a perfectionist. I wanted things to go right the first time, so I spent too much time preparing…

Build Confidence by Thinking Like a Scientist


good leaders struggle
Seeing the media these days, I worry that young people don’t realize how often good leaders struggle. In fact, they may be led to believe that achieving success and wielding power come easy. I see a different side. I’m fortunate to be privy to the thoughts and feelings of my clients—women who are quite successful, many…

Good Leaders Struggle


How moms returning to the workforce can get unstuck
In this video, Stacy explains how moms returning to the workforce can get unstuck. For the mom who has taken a career break, a career change or job search can be especially daunting. Even those who once had successful careers can feel rusty, less confident, and concerned about how they will remain connected with their…

[VIDEO] How moms returning to the workforce can get unstuck



get over mom guilt
During the Q&A after a recent webinar, a listener asked me how she might get over “mom guilt.” Before I could answer, a memory that had haunted me appeared once again: I was holding a bag of groceries I had just picked up with my younger daughter while waiting for my older daughter to be dismissed from preschool.…

Why I Feed My Children Paste, or 5 Steps to Get Over Mom Guilt


why smart women get stuck trying to figure out their next career move
[Below is an excerpt from my book, The Lighthouse Method, that describes a common problem: Why smart women get stuck trying to figure out what they want to do next. If you’re feeling stuck, I hope it will help you be less critical of yourself. To learn more on how to overcome this problem, please…

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time management mistake 2
There’s a time management mistake that many people make. It’s a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed—the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do—and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with life. The mistake: believing that the aim of time management…

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