Work Life Balance

I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on Work/Life balance, and possibly look at this from a different perspective.

I was wondering what were the best 10 moments of my life, here are some that occurred to me without too much thought:

  • When I first met Carine, my wife
  • When Carine and I got married
  • When Dan, my son, was born
  • When Jessica, my daughter, was born
  • When Lucy, my second daughter, was born
  • Winning the Headingley Trophy at Rugby League when I was 10
  • Safari in South Africa with Carine, Dan, Jess and Lucy
  • Being presented with my degree in Mathematics
  • Listening to Dan sing at Carine’s 50 birthday
  • Shopping with Jessica and Lucy for clothes in Lucca
I think I could continue for a long time before I actually come up with anything that is work related.

Sure I have worked on some great projects, delivered some great results, had excellent feedback for a presentation, but none of them come close to any of the moments listed above, or any of the others I can think of in the top 50.

So in terms of Work Life Balance, all of my best moments come from Life.

Maybe we should all do this little exercise, and then think about how we should better split our time between Work and Life.

If all of our most precious moments come from Life and not Work, maybe we need to address our focus.

Just a thought


Gordon has worked in Transformational Leadership roles for over 20 years, running $100m+ programs, leading $200m+ Global Operations Departments, and implementing large complex Organisational Change programs for Fortune 100 companies. Gordon is an Inspiring Leader who not only sees the big picture, can communicate a vision, but who also rolls up his sleeves and gets his hands dirty, which has helped him build highly motivated teams wherever he has worked. Now Gordon is the CEO and Founder of L...

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