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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 10

From Balance to Focus

“Here’s a nice image for a life in balance,” she said. “You’re juggling these four balls that you’ve named work, family, friends, spirit. Now, work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back. The other balls they’re made of glass. I’ve dropped a few of those glass balls in my day. Sometimes they chip, sometimes they shatter to pieces.”

—JAMES PATTERSON

247,000,000. That was how many hits I got today when I Googled the phrase “work/life balance.” Obviously this topic is extremely relevant to our legacy-making efforts. Everyone is wondering how he or she can balance the trade-offs between the personal and professional realms that have to be made each day.

As a father of seven children, I can say that I am ...

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