Sunday, February 22, 2009


They say that Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans… and it recently occurred to me that my life is happening through and alongside my business.

I became a business owner when I was 23 years old, and so much of my “growing up” intersected with the expansion of my business. On both the personal side of my life, and on the business side, I was learning lessons of financial responsibility, how to cultivate and maintain relationships, and the importance of enjoying the things you do with your time.

But what I’ve also realized is that when my personal life becomes bumpy, or my business life overly stressful (or vice-versa), the other “life” is impacted - sometimes severely - and over the past five years it’s happened with enough regularity that it seems to be a phenomena I can't overlook.

Many bloggers and workplace experts (myself included at one time), talk about the importance of balancing work and life, which BNet defines as, “the equilibrium between the amount of time and effort somebody devotes to work and that given to other aspects of life.” But what is it called when work and life are so interconnected that aspects of one most often affect the other?

Are others also experiencing this co-mingling of work and life? Is there any advice or opinions on this inter-connectedness? And does someone have a definition for it?


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