Work Life Balance – Does It Really Exist?

Do you ever feel guilty about the amount of time you spend working on your business?
Are there times when you struggle to find the balance between work time and family time?

Like many women in business, achieving work/life balance is something I’ve often struggled with.

Dividing your time each day into the various aspects of life that are important to you is a strategy I’ve heard shared by many.  I’ve given this a go numerous times and more often than not, I wind up feeling even more stressed out and a total failure.

Here’s an example that I think some of you may relate to …

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Ever Felt Jealous Of Someone’s Success?

Have you ever been discarded or pushed aside by a manager or team member who is jealous of your success?  Have you ever felt jealous of someone’s success or have you ever compared your success to the success of others?

Today’s show has been prompted by a FB message I received recently from a passionate party planner who recently found themselves in a rather awkward position.

They write:-

Hi Lyndsey, I’m wondering if you can assist with a rather tricky situation. My business is doing really well but I have a feeling that my up line has become jealous of my success. We used to connect on a very regular basis but now that my sales and recruiting figures are higher than theirs they no longer initiate contact with me. When I’ve approached them about it their response was “you know where to find me”.   On the odd time when we do communicate the focus of the call is on going me back- handed compliments like “Congratulations on getting the highest sales for our team, that’s pretty bad, I’m the team leader, mine should have been higher”. I’m no longer invited to team meetings or events and I’m getting feedback from other members of the team that up line is running me down to others.    Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated.

So what do you do when you feel jealous of someone or you know someone is jealous of you?

You’ll find my top three tips on this weeks episode of the show and some personal examples of how I handle my own jealousy when it arises.
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Want To Quit Your Job And Work Your Business Full Time?

Have you ever dreamed of earning enough money in your Party Plan business that you’re able to give up your day job and work your business instead?

Have you wondered what it would feel like to be the primary income earner for your family?  To be in a position where you, your husband or both of you are able to leave your regular jobs and use the income from your business to create the life you’ve always dreamed of?

If you have, then stay tuned because today on Party Plan TV I have the pleasure of chatting with Linda Pearce, Vice President Sales Leader with Norwex, who after 5 short years in her business became the sole income earner for her family.

During our conversation Linda shares her top seven tips for successfully making this transition.  So grab a pen and paper because what Linda shares here is pure gold!

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Is Poor Time Management Robbing You Of Your Dreams?

Is poor time management preventing you from having the business and life you’ve always dreamed of?

If so then please be assured you are not alone.  In fact questions based on improving time management are amongst the most frequent I receive from Party Planners from around the world.

The question is simply:

How do I become more effective at managing my time?

The answer: stop trying to manage time!

Now this may seem like a rather strange response, but if you think about it, we have no ability to manage time and whether you like it or not time passes at exactly the same pace each and every day.

So if we have no ability to manage time – it makes no sense to try and improve our time management.  It’s a completely fruitless exercise.

Instead of focusing on “time management”, we need to shift our focus to “self management” if we are to become more productive with our time.

Here’s my three simple steps to becoming more productive with your time.

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Action Alone Won’t Fill Your Calendar

Do you feel as though you’ve taken a tonne of action in your Party Plan business, you’ve implemented what you’ve been taught at your company trainings, put into practice what you’ve heard on tele-seminars, read in books and seen on webinars but you still can’t seem to end your struggle for bookings?

Having worked in the field as a Party Plan Consultant myself, I know there’s nothing more frustrating than taking a tonne of action in your business and not getting the results you want, especially when you see people around you doing the same stuff and making it work!

I’ve been there and I know it sucks big time!

Here’s the thing …

In Party Plan we’re taught that action is the key to our success.  But I’ve gotta say – I’m not so sure.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had come to me over the years and said “I’ve done everything that my upline has told me to do or I’ve done everything that I’ve been taught at  my company training but I still can’t get any bookings” – I’d be a squillionaire!

As a result I’ve come to appreciate that whilst action is definitely an important aspect of your business, action alone won’t fill your calendar.

So if action alone won’t fill your calendar – the question then becomes what will?

All is revealed on this weeks episode of Party Plan TV.

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