I had the pleasure of attending a live performance last night produced by a not for profit charity called Phakama. The theme of the performance was exploring freedom, expression and self-censorship.

The 90 min show was thought provoking and extremely interactive, which had the audience reflecting on their own values and morals and how they communicate there feelings to society as a whole. It certainly brought about some introspection for myself around how I express my opinions and what I am consciously doing to help somebody other than my altruistic self.

As humans we don’t seem to take enough time out of our busy daily lives for introspection, as we get caught up in the pace of the modern world we live in. Last nights experience only reaffirmed that it is critical that we create these opportunities and experiences to take stock of where we are going in our lives as often as possible. Because if we don’t allocate the time, we might find 5 years down the line that the career / personal path we decided to follow was not the desired path after all, because our values and beliefs are constantly evolving and changing on a daily basis.

So my small little golden nugget of advice in this blog is that over the coming days and weeks, you block off a couple of hours in your diary be it during the week or on the weekend for some “me” time. Make sure you find something to do that will give you the space and freedom to ask yourself some simple yet very honest questions around what’s important to you and what are you going to do about it starting that inner journey to your own self worth.

Equipping yourself with these simple answers, will give you more control of managing your time and attitude both at work and at home. Thereby creating the important work life balance that many people aspire to, but fail to achieve more often than not.

“Unless the distant goals of meaning, greatness and destiny are addressed, we can’t make an intelligent decision about what to do tomorrow morning – much less set strategy for a company or for a human life. Nothing is more practical than for people to deepen themselves. The more you understand the human condition, the more effective you are as a businessperson. Human depth makes business sense.” – Peter Koestenbaum founder and director of Koestenbaum Institute

On that note have a great Long weekend !

As an organisation we at Dale Carnegie look to assist people through our strong questioning techniques to come to there own conclusion on what changes they need to make to get their work life balance on track

To enquire on this free consultation please contact me on 0207 379 4323

Mark de stadler
Performance Consultant