Feature: Balance is B.S.: How to Ditch Expectations, Uphold Your Values and Embrace a Work-Life Blend by Tamara Loehr

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Review & Feature: Balance is B.S.: How to Ditch Expectations, Uphold Your Values and Embrace a Work-Life Blend by Tamara Loehr

Look, here’s my reality – I am frequently overcommitted. I balance a full time job as the CEO of a nonprofit, book influencing, my marriage, my 5 pets, my friendships, triathlon training, bodybuilding, teaching a fitness class, meal prep, and attempting sleep. I know, I do this to myself. But I also know I am most fulfilled when I am able to do all of the things I like doing. Right now, that includes everything listed above. Balancing it is….a joke. So when I received Balance is B.S., I knew it was going to be a book that resonated with me because eventually something has to give. Check out my thoughts below!

Balance is B.S.: How to Ditch Expectations, Uphold Your Values and Embrace a Work-Life Blend by Tamara Loehr releases today so check it out!


Feature: Balance is B.S.: How to Ditch Expectations, Uphold Your Values and Embrace a Work-Life Blend by Tamara Loehr

Balance Is B.S.: How to Ditch Expectations, Uphold Your Values and Embrace a Work-Life Blend

by Tamara Loehr
Format: ARC
Published by Wiley
on March 26, 2019
Genres: Adult, Non-Fiction
Pages: 256
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Combine the best parts of your personal and professional life to live the life you really want

Balance is BS is an unflinching and honest look at the challenges that today's working woman faces in balancing her professional and personal lives. In the United States, women comprise over 40% of household income. Increased gender diversity in the modern business landscape continues to have a positive impact on bottom lines and revenue reports across the economy and offers significant benefits for ambitious women in the workplace. This increase of women in the workforce does present a serious problem--women are working longer and harder outside of the home, but their workload has not lessened inside of the home. While their career prospects rise, expectations of our family and personal lives remain flat. Women pursue the mythical "work-life" balance and feel guilty for not reaching it. There is a better way.

This insightful book provides working women with real-world advice, enabling them to blend your personal and professional life, avoid burning out, and raise expectations of themselves and those around them. Every chapter presents practical exercises to identify values and focus on what matters most. Following the path laid out by this essential guide allows you to:

Blend business and personal lives together without compromising your valuesAdjust expectations of yourself and others around youUse practical exercises and effective techniques to combine work, social, family, and parenting livesStop feeling guilty about your work-life balance and embrace the best parts of bothBalance is BS is an invaluable resource for working women regardless of profession, experience, and status. Author Tamara Loehr draws on her years of entrepreneurial success to share her proven methods of merging work, play, and family to map out and reach the life you actually want to live.



How Balance is B.S. Applied to My Life

I like lists. I get a lot of satisfaction from making lists and checking them off. I feel accomplished when my lists get shorter! So the fact that this book is a compilation of discussion and list making speaks deeply to the list making side of me.

I decided to tackle the career bucket list for this post. For most of my adult life, my career bucket list has been about increasing my leadership roles and now I’m ready to think beyond that.

5 Career Bucket List Items

  1. Lead a child development organization. My heart lies with early childhood education (especially infants and toddlers) but I stepped away from it so I could focus on learning how to be an Executive Director without my big passion being in the forefront.
  2. Combine passion for fitness with nonprofit work.
  3. Participate in a large conference as a thought leader.
  4. Work in another state, remotely or otherwise.
  5. Do system’s level work vs direct service.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but it’s a start to get me motivated. Some of these goals will shift and that’s ok with me! Some are short term vs long term.

I definitely recommend Balance is B.S. for working women and I think everyone could take away valuable insight from it.

What are some ways you work to achieve your goals?


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