Chapter 1. Do You Need Balance? A Blueprint for a Strong Foundation

There's that old adage that no one ever said on his or her deathbed, “Gee, I wish I'd put more time in at the office.” However, for most of us building a professional life, the office has a tendency to take over our lives, leaving us out of focus and out of balance.

Two other aspects come into this out-of-balance scenario. One is when our worklives are not our passions. Many of us start down a career path and find ourselves 10 or 20 years later with an enviable position and title on a business card—but somehow along the way we may have gotten into a track where we're not truly happy and most certainly not passionate about what we do. Consequently, when most of us spend more hours ...

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