by Carey Nieuwhof: Most people think that if you win at work, you need to lose at home.
The demands of leadership are so tough that it’s almost impossible to win on both fronts.
And—honestly—sometimes we lie to ourselves as leaders. We pretend it’s going great at home when we know that’s just not true.
It’s so easy to pretend everything’s fine at home when it’s not. Your spouse resents you. Your kids are begging for time, and all you feel is responsibility (and failure)—everywhere.
So let’s call it for what it is: if you’re winning at work but losing at home, you’re losing.
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The Problem With Whatever You Call Normal
And that’s a leadership dilemma most leaders struggle with.
I did. Throughout my thirties, I was winning at work (our ministry was growing like crazy), but it came at a cost at home. Eventually, it went further than that. I burned out…completely. At age 40, I thought it was over.
By the grace of God (I mean that), it wasn’t over. As I came back from burnout, I knew I had to find a new normal.
Why a new normal? Because my old normal led me to burnout, that’s why.
Ditto with your current normal. Whatever your current normal is has lead you to exactly where you are today.
If you love where you’re at, amazing. I’m thrilled for you.
But that’s not what I hear from most leaders.
They’re not crushing their goals. Instead, they feel crushed by the responsibilities they carry.
They feel like if they’re winning at work, they have to lose at home.
And if they start winning at home, it means they’ll slide backward at work, leaving dreams and the mission behind.
What if it didn’t have to be that way?
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Toward a New Normal (My Story…Your Story)
I’ll keep this post super short because I want you to check out a brand new free on-demand training I just released (this morning). I can’t wait for you to see it.
In it, I share the 3 secrets high capacity leaders know that enables them to take back their calendars, crush their goals AND be home more with their families.
It’s the system I developed on the other side of burnout, and I share some of the key principles in this free training. I outline what’s become normal for me and how you can find a new normal. And while every day isn’t perfect, I have never felt better in my life, never produced more at work AND had more time for myself and my family and friends. I know it sounds a little crazy, but it’s true.
Just to connect the dots, we were going to do this yesterday as a free webinar, but as some of you may have heard, y’all crashed the internet. Or something happened with our web host that was way beyond our control
So my team hustled. We recorded my training anyway, and now it’s ready for you.
I want you to be among the first to see it.
My goal? To let you in on the secrets that will help you get your life and leadership back.
If you get your life back, you can get your leadership back. Remember what it felt like when you had control of your life?
Lose your life and you lose it all.
Hope you love it, and for all of you who were trying to get in yesterday, thanks for your patience.
If you’re not sure the training is for you, ask yourself, what do you wish you had more time for—your kids, a hobby, that book you want to write? If you want to discover how to find the time for whatever that is, I show you how here.
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Hope this helps!
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