Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finding Balance and Meaning in a Nine-to-Five World

By. Dr. Cheryl Cottle (Educator and Business Coach)

Finding Balance and Meaning in a Nine-to-Five World by Mike Cook

This article looks at ways that you can find balance and meaning in your life. The author poses several questions to think about within the context of how to find a balance between your work life and your personal life. In today’s hectic world, finding a balance seems to be the solution that so many of us are striving for; to gain happiness, contentment, enjoyment and healthier living is a destination we will all like o get to. He suggests that everyone seeking to find happiness and a sense of balance in their lives should think about these questions.

  • How do you want to live your life, in and out of work?
  • What are your conditions of satisfaction?
  • What are your material aspirations?
  • How much do you need to earn to meet them?
  • How much are your time and skills worth?
  • What kinds of people do you prefer to work with?
  • What kind of work really turns you on, makes you sing?

He also makes recommendations that you can do to find a balance; and it is not an elusive goal, it is attainable. He therefore recommends that you should:
  • Follow your calling
  • Work in a state of awareness
  • Embrace interdependency and interconnection
  • Take responsibility
  • Stay young
  • Express gratitude
  • Accept circumstances without judgment
  • Have integrity

To learn more on how each of his recommendations is attainable, go to:

Dr. Cheryl Cottle is the Founder of Cottle’s Professional Consulting a multidisciplinary consultancy at: She is also the coordinator of CPC Women in Business at: as well as “Women in Business” on Facebook.

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