One day in July 2009, my long-awaited and tough-to-get registered trademark arrived in the mail. “The Work-Life Balance Expert,” it confirmed, which relates to the programs I offer and to me, in particular.
After writing my first book, “Breathing Space,” in 1989, it was a great feeling. And then I came up with an acronym.
Often I cringe when encountering other acronyms from speakers and authors. Sometimes the words and phrases just seem forced to fit some pre-designated term. For meeting planners, however, I think these terms seem to work well. I hope the acronym below is useful and helps you understand the components that go into finding a work-life balance:
W — Work on your challenges and potential solutions.
O — Organize your home, your office or workspace, and your mind.
R — Replenish your energy.
K — Kindle your desire to achieve.
L — Learn from others.
I — Interest yourself in healthy activities.
F — Fulfill work-related obligations.
E — Elevate your feelings of accomplishment.
B — Breathe slowly and deeply.
A — Acknowledge your accomplishments.
L — Listen for confirmation.
A — Affirm your choices.
N — Negotiate time and space.
C — Create a positive result.
E — Experience satisfaction.
Jeff Davidson will be writing more about work-life balance issues over the next several months. Have something you want him to address? Just leave a comment in the box below.