The Work/Life Balance Myth

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“I need help with work-life balance,” a beloved client said, after showing me pictures of her beautiful new baby. “Maybe I need better time management tools.”

I looked at this new mother sitting in front of me. I would have to let her down gently.

“You do know that work-life balance is a crock, don’t you?” I asked. “It’s BS. It’s a myth.”

No, my client said, startled. This was news to her.

She couldn’t figure out how to balance this new baby with a career she loves, or how to fit in her roles as wife and daughter, never mind her friendships or, heaven forbid, exercise, sleep and all the other balls she was dropping… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)