Here’s a question for you: In the never-ending merry-go-round of work-life balance, why is work always the bad guy?
My business partner, Lauren, raised this astute question recently on a Tuesday when her work life trumped her home life. It was a body-slam of sorts where her triumphs at work were far more exciting and rewarding than the traditional chaos that was going on at home.
In a single day, Lauren secured two incredibly exciting projects where The Mom Complex will have the opportunity to help build an innovation pipeline for two Fortune 500 companies in their pursuit to make the lives of moms easier. And as if that weren’t enough, she also landed the company in the running for a multi-year contractual agreement with the biggest baby brand in the land.
That’s a good day at work.
Meanwhile, at home, Lauren had two young kids to take care of, a house full of guests from out of town, and a refrigerator that immediately broke after she filled it with $350 worth of groceries and three meals she prepared in advance to make life easier during a tough week.
That’s a rough day at home.
When Lauren went to bed that night and reflected on her day, not surprisingly, the pit of her day was frantically scrambling to find storage options for her spoiling food, while her peak was nailing new opportunities for her company. Continue Reading