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  • Writer's pictureLhorie Salvador

Achieving a Professional and Personal Life Balance: Make 2024 Your Best Year Yet

Hey there and welcome to LAUNCH WITH LHORIE, the SUCCESS MINDSET Podcast, dedicated to cultivating a mindset that bridges the gap between where you are and where you belong. I'm Lhorie, your host and guide on this journey towards achievement and growth.


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AUDIO: Cultivating a Success Mindset Episode 1



TRANSCRIPT: Achieving a Professional and Personal Life Balance


Today’s episode is all about Making 2024 Your best year yet.


Despite my years of experience in the tech world and online business, I am a YouTube & Podcast newbie, and I am downright butterflies-in-my-tummy giddy. I've been itching to spill my creativity through videos and podcasting for years now. But my brain was having a full-on soap opera about what videos to make, how often, will they be good enough, and what if I end up talking to myself because no one tunes in. Drama, right?


But eventually, I got over the mind drama and here we are. And that’s what today's episode is all about - dreaming big, taking the brave step of chasing those big dreams, doing what makes you happy, and stepping out of your comfort zone. But hold on, there is a key ingredient to making 2024 truly exceptional—and that’s finding that delicate balance between work and family, because a truly successful year is one where you're thriving both professionally and personally. So get ready, because we’re about to hit that sweet spot where success meets sanity!


You see, originally I wanted to do both -- launch my YouTube channel and Podcast channel at the same time. Go big or go home, right? But as I started to plan my content and schedule for both projects, I realized this is a big undertaking, especially since I’m still doing everything on my own. And taking on both projects at the same, I knew that this was going to take up a lot of my time which defeats the purpose of finding that balance that I also wanted.


And I know that there are many of you out there with the same dilemma. So how do we solve this challenge? Do you give up one thing for the other? Or do you try to squeeze everything in and pray for the best?


The foundation of making 2024 phenomenal starts with the way we think. Cultivating a success mindset is not just a buzzword; it's THE game-changer. It’s more than just hustling 24/7. It's about setting goals that make our hearts race with excitement. But here's the plot twist – success isn't just about work; it's about finding that sweet, elusive balance between your professional superhero mode and your personal Clark Kent mode!


When you strike a harmonious balance between your professional and personal life, you enhance your overall well-being, reduce stress, and create an environment conducive to success. Here's how to tie in the two concepts. And we’ll break this down because, honestly, who said success can't be fun!


  1. First up, identify your priorities. What are the things that light your soul on fire, both in the office and at home? Your values are the guiding principles that shape your decisions and actions. What matters most to you in life? Is it family, creativity, adventure, or making an impact? Clarifying your values provides a compass for setting priorities. Consider the various roles you play in life – as a professional, family member, friend, and more. Define what's most important in each role and how they contribute to your overall sense of purpose. Take stock of where you invest your time and energy. Are these investments aligned with your values and goals? If not, it might be time to reassess and reprioritize. Your time is precious – spend it on what truly matters. Your intuition is a powerful guide. Pay attention to it, to that inner voice that nudges you toward certain priorities. Trust your instincts as they often align with your authentic self. Recognize that your priorities may shift over time. So learn to be  flexible, to adapt, and evolve. What defines your priorities today may grow and transform as you navigate different stages of life.

  2. Realistic Goal Setting: Yes, we're all about dreaming big, but let's sprinkle a bit of realism in there too. Set goals that are the perfect blend of challenging and achievable. Say you want to launch your first online course this year, but you only give yourself 1 month to work on all the content, your marketing materials, and launch plan. That’s definitely a challenge, but it’s also impossible if you want to get any sleep that month. Now, if you give yourself more time that you know you can achieve without burnout, and still keep you on your toes, that’s success. Because not only will you deliver a finished product, you will deliver valuable content. Remember, quality over quantity.

  3. Time Juggling Mastery: Efficient time management will be your lifesaver. Craft a schedule that balances between work tasks, personal shenanigans, and some serious chill time. Make sure to have clear boundaries between work and personal time. And stick to it. What helped me was scheduling EVERYTHING into my calendar. And I mean, EVERYTHING. For example, I take my son to school in the morning and pick him up from school in the afternoon and that takes time. I make sure to take 1-hour lunch breaks during my work-week. I also workout for 30mins every other day. All of that goes into my calendar so I know how much time I have to schedule and work on other things.

  4. Learn to say No: It’s okay to say NO. We're not here to be overwhelmed. We’re here to have fun! It’s important to recognize when your plate is full and taking on more would compromise your well-being. It takes courage to say no, especially when faced with external pressures or expectations. Celebrate the bravery inherent in your decisions. Acknowledge the strength it takes to prioritize your well-being and stick to your boundaries. Consider the positive impact of your decision. Saying no allows you to preserve your time and energy for what truly matters. By recognizing the benefits of your choices, you shift your perspective from loss to gain. Instead of dwelling on what you might be missing out on, focus on the opportunities and growth that saying no affords. And Saying no doesn't have to be a blunt rejection. Master the art of the diplomatic no by expressing gratitude for the opportunity and explaining your current priorities or workload. It's about setting boundaries with grace by not making the other party feel rejected and not making you feel bad.

  5. Love your decision. When you decide to do something or NOT to do something, make sure that you LOVE your decision and you’re not just doing it out of guilt. When you make decisions, own them with confidence. Trust your judgment and acknowledge that your choices are valid. Confidence in decision-making comes from a deep understanding of your values, your priorities, and your goals. Love your decisions by viewing them as opportunities for growth. Every choice, whether it leads to success or presents challenges, is a chance to learn more about yourself. Understand that not every opportunity needs a yes, and not every challenge is a result of your choices. Embrace the journey of self-discovery that comes with making decisions. Your decisions reflect your values. Love them as expressions of your authentic self. Affirming your values through your choices brings a sense of alignment and purpose, reinforcing your commitment to a life that resonates with what truly matters to you. Loving your decisions empowers you to stand by them confidently and eliminates the self-doubt.

  6. Don't forget about you! The most important superhero in this story is YOU so self-care is crucial. It’s more than just spa days and bubble baths (although those are fantastic). It's about nurturing your overall well-being. It extends to your mental, emotional, and physical health. Your self-care routine should be as unique as you are. Tailor it to your preferences, YOUR interests, and what genuinely rejuvenates YOU. Whether it's reading a book, going for a run, or simply taking a moment to breathe, make it personal. And make it consistent because self-care is not a sporadic event. Establish a self-care ritual that acts as an anchor in your routine. In a world buzzing with notifications and constant interruptions, unplug regularly. Reconnect with yourself without the digital noise. Whether it's a digital detox day or a mindful walk without your phone, create space for solitude and self-reflection. It could even be savoring your morning coffee, taking a mindful walk, or appreciating a beautiful sunset. These small pauses can have a profound impact on your well-being.

  7. Surround yourself with good vibes and positive energy. Start your day by affirming positive statements about yourself and your goals. Create a vivid mental image of your success. Envision achieving what you set out to do that day and avoid the negative self-talk. Engage with positive and supportive individuals who share your values and aspirations. Their optimism can be contagious and contribute to your own positive mindset. And at the end of each day, Reflect on and appreciate the positive aspects of your life, no matter the day’s outcome. Because Gratitude can shift your focus from what you lack to what you have.

Finding balance is not about achieving perfection but about making intentional choices that align with your values and goals.



 

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That's a wrap!

I hope this deep dive has shed some light on a topic many of us wrestle with. If you've found these insights valuable, subscribe to my newsletter below for tips delivered straight to your inbox. And don't hesitate to explore the related articles below for even more guidance. 


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Remember, cultivating a positive and successful business mindset is an ongoing process. So stay consistent, stay intentional, and keep chasing after those dreams. Thank you for tuning in. Until next time.


Cheers!



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