“With the magical, perfect job, my life will be fulfilled.” While this is certainly a beautiful ideal, when it comes to achieving work/life balance, such a philosophy rarely leads to peace and satisfaction. In fact, such a mindset can actually make feelings of career dissatisfaction and anxiety even worse.
In Cal Newport’s article, “Zen and the Art of Investment Banking: When Working Right is More Important than Finding the Right Work,” Cal explores the benefit’s of redefining one’s passion. Rather than becoming a victim of circumstance in one’s job, feeling as though there is nowhere else to run, one must change their mindset. This piece includes insightful and encouraging advice from time coach, Elizabeth Grace Saunders. She gives surprising and practical suggestions in regards to small, easily obtainable changes that can improve one’s balance and well-being: You don’t have to change your job to change your life.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule MakeoverTM process. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs.
Elizabeth has appeared in Inc magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on NBC. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of 2010 by Stiletto Woman and as a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council that includes HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes and Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich fame.