Reading List: Off Balance

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Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction by Matthew Kelly

We all want our lives to work. To be able to balance the personal and professional in a way that makes sense, to find our own balance. But what if balance is a myth? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly takes a look at the idea of work-life balance and how maybe what we should really start looking for is life satisfaction.

From the publisher:

One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no one has it. But Matthew Kelly believes that work- life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don’t really want balance. We want satisfaction.

Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down. He shows us how to cultivate the energy that will give us enough battery power for everything we need and want to do. And finally, in five clear steps, he shows us how to use his Personal & Professional Satisfaction System to establish and honor our biggest priorities, even if we spend a lot more time on some of the lesser ones.

 

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Johanna Price

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