How To Reduce Stress And Achieve Work-Life Balance Part 4

     Are you working hard or hardly working? Think really hard about that one. Are you neglecting the things in your business that you don't like to do and focusing on the things you like so much, that you're off balance? Be honest with yourself and I'll give you tips to reduce stress and create work-life balance. What are your biggest time drains? What do you dread doing? You know you must get them done. Why don't you get someone else to it?

At home, what are the things you abhor doing? For years, I was making a transition and slowly giving up pieces of our housecleaning to a cleaning lady--first the dusting, then the baseboards; then the bathrooms. I'm happy to report that I don't clean my house at all--personally! You see, I realized something very important. It was my desire to author more articles and books, and if I picked up the duster, I had to put down the pen, thus wasting writing time.

When you decide what you really want and know your mission, you make a quantum leap to work-life balance. And women, listen up! Do you really believe that having a glossy clean bathroom floor is what you are meant to leave to future generations? Really, think about it! Is your eulogy going to note that you had a neat and dust-free house?

Here's what I have to say. Who cares if your house is as dusty as the Grand Canyon during a windstorm?? That means you're creative, you're creating with your creative capital, and you had to give up time wasters. Keep in mind when you're at a buffet, you have to take something off your platter to make room for the Mississippi Mud pie.

Think of it like this: To use the food metaphor, what are your favorite foods on your plate? Which recipes do you die for? And what, conversely, would you like spit discreetly into your napkin? Get clear on which is which. Then take the stuff you hate eating and get it off your plate so you can pile on the delectables.

Such is writing for me; I completely enjoy doing it and hours go by before I even notice. Good writing can turn into new material when refurbished, revamped, and repackaged into another form. It is a great way to capture and share my knowledge and communicate with clients and prospects. The moment I stop writing is the moment I stop providing value to those I serve.

So what does this mean to you? I have some good and bad news for you. The bad news is that you MUST figure out a way to delegate the things you don't enjoy that take up your time, energy, and money. These time-consuming tasks are taking you away from the things you originally set out to make money doing and they're destroying your business plan--and profits.

The good news is that I've got a special formula that will help you figure out how to delegate this junk out and therefore reduce stress. Keep an eye out for part 5 in this series and you'll be well on your way to less stress and more work-life balance in your business and beyond..

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Professional speaker and coach Dr. Barnsley Brown loves helping people like you save thousands of dollars and start living the life of their dreams! Check out Dr. Barnsley's exciting e-book and audio package, Get Out of Debt and Get On With Your Life, at

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