Perfect Stories is near and dear to my heart. I created this app having lost my own father after nearly dying myself. I'm so grateful I had the chance to tell my father exactly how much he meant to me before he passed.
But having had my own near-death experience, I realized how much of who I am would not have been passed down to my children in the event I didn't survive.
I wanted to create a platform that preserves the soul of who you are and everything that’s important to your family's history. It’s a central hub for all of your important pictures and videos, no matter the source. Perfect Stories lacks the agendas and noise associated with social media platforms and will allow you to pass down information to your loved ones when you die so your legacy lives forever.
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When my podcast began to grow at scale, I realized I had a large platform and felt a sense of obligation to use my knowledge and experience to help as many people as I could. To that end, I decided to build a company to disrupt the assessment space.
Controlled by a few gate-keeping companies, the assessment industry is really like a cabal. I wanted to create a company that blows down those barriers so that anybody who needs help can access assessments that are affordable, self-interpreting, and tell people how awesome they are while giving them a roadmap to improve themselves.
Out of that idea, Your Success Insights (YSI) was born. And today, I’m honored to have a small hand in helping people identify and overcome their challenges. One of the greatest areas YSI helps people with is work-life balance.
When I had a stroke after working too hard, I wanted to create a tool that helped people achieve this as I was learning how to create work-life balance in my own life.
Work life balance? Everybody talks about this. Is it even real?
What is work-life balance?
Work-life balance is the art of living a fulfilling and meaningful life, where work and personal commitments are in harmony. For me, this concept became crystal clear after I suffered a stroke due to the overwhelming stress from working long hours. It was a wake-up call that changed everything.
I realized that work-life balance isn't a luxury—it's a necessity. It's about finding a way to live your life with purpose and passion, while still prioritizing your health and well-being. It's about setting boundaries and making intentional choices that support your physical, emotional, and mental health.
But most importantly, it's about recognizing that work and personal life are not separate entities. They are interconnected, and finding balance between the two is essential for a happy and healthy life. When we neglect one aspect of our life for the sake of the other, we risk sacrificing our well-being and missing out on the joys life has to offer.
I don't want anyone to go through what I went through. That's why I'm passionate about spreading the message of work-life balance and encouraging others to prioritize their health and well-being.
When we find balance in our lives, we unlock a whole new level of fulfillment and joy that we never knew was possible.
It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.
Ok, I’m in but tell me more.
Why is it important?
Let me lay some science on you!
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is crucial for our overall well-being. Not only does it increase job satisfaction and productivity, but it also leads to greater happiness in our personal lives. In fact, a study by the Harvard Business Review found that employees who reported better work-life balance were more likely to have positive emotions both on and off the job, leading to increased job satisfaction and overall well-being (Greenhaus, Collins, & Shaw, 2003).
Moreover, research has shown that an unhealthy work-life balance can lead to negative outcomes such as stress, burnout, and decreased job performance (Spector & Jex, 1998). By setting boundaries and prioritizing our personal lives, we can reduce stress levels and prevent burnout.
But work-life balance is not just important for our own well-being. It also has a positive impact on our relationships. When we prioritize our personal lives, we are able to be fully present with our loved ones and strengthen our connections with them. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that employees who reported better work-family balance were more likely to report higher levels of marital satisfaction and lower levels of work-family conflict (Greenhaus & Powell, 2006).
So let's prioritize our work-life balance for the sake of our own well-being and relationships. By doing so, we can reap the benefits of increased productivity, job satisfaction, and overall happiness.
How to have a good work-life balance?
Dr. Richard’s tips
Ok, so now what? Let’s put some things into action!
Here are some tips that have helped me achieve a better work-life balance. All of these tips are backed by scientific research and studies that have shown that achieving a better work-life balance can lead to increased productivity, job satisfaction, and overall happiness while reducing stress levels and preventing burnout.
So, what are you waiting for? Start taking steps towards a better work-life balance today:
- Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal life. Avoid checking work emails or taking work calls during personal time, and vice versa.
- Prioritize: Determine your priorities at work and in your personal life and allocate your time accordingly. Schedule time for activities that promote your overall well-being, such as exercise, hobbies, and spending time with loved ones.
- Learn to say no: Be realistic about what you can take on, both at work and in your personal life. Saying no to non-essential tasks or commitments can help you manage your workload and avoid burnout.
- Take breaks: Take regular breaks throughout the day to recharge and refresh your mind. This can help improve productivity and prevent burnout.
- Use technology wisely: While technology can be a great tool for work and personal life, it's important to use it wisely. Set limits on screen time and social media use, and consider using technology to automate or streamline tasks.
- Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health by getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
- Seek support: Don't be afraid to reach out for help or support when needed. Talk to your manager or HR about flexible work arrangements or resources available to help manage stress or workload. If you work for yourself, schedule time for yourself regularly.
Remember, achieving work-life balance is an ongoing process, not a one-time fix.
Don't try to change everything at once, but add one thing at a time.
By prioritizing your well-being and setting realistic boundaries, you can create a sustainable and fulfilling life where you excel in both productivity and happiness. You’ve got this!
How can Your Success Insights help?
Your Success Insights has the only empirically validated assessment in the world that measures work-life balance—POWERS 2.0.
Think about it like a map. You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you are. POWERS 2.0 is your instant and personalized success guide to having a balanced and successful life.click here to find out more →
Learn more about Your Success Insights
At Your Success Insights, our mission is to improve lives by bringing awareness to an individual’s strengths and accurately identifying their challenges using innovative assessments. We believe it is essential for assessments to be a force for positive change. That’s why we do not focus solely on deficits, but rather highlight powerful personal qualities in every assessment we provide.
The research and development team at Your Success Insights has varied backgrounds, including Fortune 500 consulting, industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, and leadership development. Our instruments have been used in a variety of settings including corporations, small businesses, hospitals, inpatient treatment centers, universities, and Patriot Support Programs.