The Hard Part Of BalanceAuthor: Byron Pulsifer © 2011
If you are unfortunate enough to work for a company in a capacity other than an employee who can honestly say that their job responsibilities definitely end when the clock strikes five, you are probably very familiar with a briefcase full of work, or a laptop, email, cell phones, and Blackberries.
Now, a lot of people have taken a briefcase full of work home with them for years but the other electronic devices that now dominant our life are also a constant companion whether we like to admit it or not.
A Constant Companion
Take for example the Blackberry or some other related device that now is a constant companion. This device is constantly on and you receive requests or information long after the workday.
You feel obligated to check your device throughout the evening when you are at home and often respond to requests from others who are also a slave to modern technology. And, these devices, worse still, follow you on the weekend even when you are off to a cottage or a weekend camping trip.
How Do You Create Balance
The hard part of life is now a real challenge for a balance in life that is even more complicated than ever before.
How do you create balance when you are being enslaved to technology that once was touted as a savior?
The Critical Part
The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities. If you are trying to balance a family and a career, the choices are complex because both are important.
The real question is then how do I . . . . .
Michael Lee, CPA
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