Recently I read a letter that started like this. See if you can relate:
“I was feeling robbed of my personal life. Even though I was physically present, my mind was a million miles away.”
The sentiment is rather heartbreaking, but it certainly isn’t uncommon. Someone else recently told me,
“I find myself wishing I could check into a hospital, because then I’d finally get some rest.”
Here’s another one:
“You have to race to keep up with everything. It’s all about getting ahead. If you slow down, you’ll get behind. I’m just so afraid of being in the backwater.”
If any of these comments resonate with you, you’re probably starting to feel a familiar twinge – that little squeeze in the heart that tells you, “I don’t want to live this way.”
Well, of course you don’t. And you don’t have to.
You can learn to lead your life in a way that preserves your talent while enhancing your quality of life. You can succeed without the sacrifice. Success without the stress.
You see, “getting ahead” has less to do with time and effort than it does thoughtful, reflective consideration: the kind of “inner work” that allows you to choose who and how you want to be. There are ways to win at work that also support your personal life. You can have it all without doing it all. Quality work and quality time at once.
I’ve written about all of this in The Inner Edge.
The Inner Edge is a book for high-achieving business leaders who aspire to reach the highest levels of leadership but want to do so without sacrificing themselves along the way. Instead, it shows leaders how to find the ideal strategy for achieving their vision and goals in a way that preserves their talent and protects the quality of life that keeps them at their best.
Every year, I take people through The Inner Edge in The Inner Edge Book Club. Would you like to read it with us?
I’ll give you a little preview here. There are ten practices of personal leadership, and we look at them one at a time – one per month in a group teleseminar format.
As you read the book, you will:
• Get clarity about your vision
• Find focus so you can pursue that vision
• Take the most effective action to achieve your vision
• Learn to leverage your talents, teams and time
• Learn to lead in way that’s in alignment with who you are and who you want to be.
In short, you’ll learn how to achieve your vision and goals without sacrificing the quality of life that keeps you at your best.
Then you’ll find yourself saying what some of our book club members told me when they finished the book:
“Now, I’m more relaxed! My sense of humor is back, and I’m enjoying my kids more. I’ve learned how to set better boundaries.”
“I’ve stopped working 16 hour days! I’m much more focused and relaxed.”
“With the book club, I’ve been getting the extra hour I need to focus on myself. As a busy executive, I don’t have any extra time. It’s very hard for me to find the time to sit down and be thoughtful about what I’m doing. This opportunity gave me an hour once a month to focus on what’s most important and give it my full and undivided attention. As a result I am very clear about where I’m headed, and I know I’m on track to get there.”
Does that all sound good to you? Then come join us!
When you join, you’ll also get bonuses with your membership, including 25% off all Inner Edge products and services and access to dedicated leadership coaches. Plus, since the Book Club happens month by month, you can unsubscribe whenever you like.
You have nothing to lose by learning to lead yourself. You do have something to lose if you don’t.
Come join us. Read The Inner Edge. Join the book club.
Learn to be a better leader…and lead a better life.