From the time we’re children we’re asked what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us had lofty goals, becoming an astronaut or the president, while others had simpler aspirations, becoming a doctor or a business owner. We encourage kids to dream big and chase those dreams with all their heart, but is there another way to approach the career/life balance?
Building Your Life For Your Career
Early in life, we plan for our careers, then build our schooling around our plans, intending to become what we’d always envisioned ourselves to be. In essence, we build our lives for our careers. There is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, as we’ve been doing it for years. But what if there was another way to consider your career in light of your life?
Does your job allow you to live the life you want? Or do you feel trapped in the endless rigmarole of your time-consuming career? Regardless of how much money you make or how many perks you receive, at the end of the day, your happiness is not dictated by your work, but by the quality of the life you lead. Maybe it’s time to think about your career a little differently.
Shaping Your Career Around Your Life
Rather than building our lives for our careers, what if we shaped our career for our lives? With the mindset of hustle culture so prevalent in today’s workforce, the life we want to lead gets tossed aside in favor of the unrelenting workload that needs to be done. This is not healthy, nor is it sustainable. Burnout will come soon enough and your family will feel the strain.
However, if you take a step back and gauge your career in light of the life you want to lead, what are some changes you could make to accommodate that life? Have you always dreamed of taking more vacations? Spending quality time with family? Gaining a few hours back in your day?
Guess what? We have some good news for you.
VA’s Give Back Your Life
At Emerald Virtual Assistance, we work to give back your life. What do we mean? Simply this: time is one of your most precious commodities. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Before you know it, the kids will move out, your hair will go gray, and you’re left wondering where your life went. With your VA, excessive work is offloaded to another, allowing you to free up your time and live the life you want.
By hiring a VA, you can shape your career around your life. Each one of us has the same twenty-four hours in a day, but it’s up to you to determine how to spend yours. Do you want to spend your most precious commodity chasing after mindless spreadsheets and endless busy work? Or would you rather spend your time with the ones you love?
We at EVA say that’s an easy choice.