How to get ahead without sacrificing your work-life balance

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“If you want to get ahead, you’ve got to work long hours.” It’s a common perspective about climbing the career ladder. You have to hustle to make it happen, right?

What if you could get ahead AND protect your work-life balance? You can!

The key? Focus on results—not activity.

Then create a line in the sand—a scheduled hard stop time in your day—and protect it.

This line forces you to do better work in less time. It’s not the hours you put in that lead to success. It’s the consistent results you achieve that make it happen.

A healthy work-life balance will help you achieve MORE because your groundedness will improve the quality of your work.

When is YOUR line in the sand? What time of day will you commit to STOP working?

Creating a healthy work-life balance is critical to maintaining a rewarding, successful life. It’s also not difficult to manage, if you have the right systems in place. I share actionable advice on how to make it a reality in my LinkedIn Learning course, Balancing Work and Life, here: davecrenshaw.com/life