The Balancing Act

How can you stop losing yourself in your busy life?

They say less is more… but we seem to be carrying more, newer Blackberries, IPhones, laptops, so we can keep up with the rapid-fire pace of media bytes, Twitter, FaceBook, Digg, webinars, Skype, and the list goes on.

The struggle for balance — and age-old predicament — has become a fixation. With every new “customization” offered on every new site sprouting up, how do you nevertheless keep from losing yourself in a modern, busy life?

Balance is a real juggling act. But to find balance you must find your true self. Nourish and sustain yourself; don’t diminish and deplete.

Living a balanced life is about integrating the important parts of your life: and realizing you need to make choices. What comes first?


Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven’t paid the price to decide what is really important to them. ~Stephen Covey

STOP- Step back, slow down, and look at the big picture.  Give yourself permission to get off life’s roller coaster. Allow some ME time.

THINK- Allot time to reflect: and do deep thinking. Prioritize what is important to you. What are your beliefs and values? What life do you choose to lead?

ACT – Be fully engaged: take charge of your life. Don’t be an observer and let it pass by.

LET GO – Purge anything that isn’t working anymore.

LIVE- Live the life you desire and dream for yourself.

In these few simple steps you’ve now taken the time to slow down — and find balance in life.


Remember: We all have our own bank account of time. How you use it is up to you.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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