Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard


Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck 
and prevent us from creating the life we desire.



Get unstuck, learn the truths about work-life balance.

Synopsis -

Work-life balance has nothing to do with work. Really. It also doesn't matter what words you use to describe it. The fact is, most people share a similar desire to create easy joy and meaningful engagement across the roles, relationships and responsibilities that make up life.

Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck and prevent us from creating the life we desire. Get unstuck, learn the truths about work-life balance.

Review - 

I was personally very drawn to the title of this book - The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance. As a full time writer that does freelance work, maintains a very active blog, has a column in a local magazine and a whopping three books waiting to be written, balance comes hard for me.  So many times at the end of the day I feel I'm not managing those two elements very successfully. I needed some serious insight on how to work towards a better outcome. When the book arrived I immediately brewed a cuppa and found a quiet space to dive in.

What I found inside wasn't content in the traditional sense.  The five truths are listed, and there are some supporting comments, but the book really is laid out as a series of graphic poster pages with a few words on each. The best way I can describe it is a quote - a nugget of thought - per page.  The truths and ideas shared on those pages are strong, but what I feel is missing is deeper insight and support for those struggling to find that balance.

In the end this book is super easy to read, short and inspirational. It has nice graphics with important truths shared, but the content was too limited for anyone wanting serious insight.  I would love to see the author take the strong ideas contained here, take the exploration of this subject to a much deeper level and offer a more comprehensive book on this important topic. Hopefully she'll consider doing this in the future.

​Buy the book: Amazon

Meet the author: 

After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems.

In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection, awareness and action at the organizational and individual levels. Jae has taught the skill of awareness to thousands of employees at multinational corporations in more than 50 countries including China, Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States.

Jae contributes to the Awareness at Work column for Mindful Magazine, the Healthy Living section on Huffington Post as well as the Simple Intentions blog. Jae has a master’s degree in Communication Management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She holds certificates in co-active coaching and organizational relationship systems coaching and is the author of seven books.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for reading and giving your feedback on The Five Truths About Work Life Balance, Marilyn!

    Cheers!

    Jae and the Simple Intentions team

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    1. I honestly hope you will expand this. The material is strong. Would love to see you do a full book on this. I'll be waiting. :)

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