How do you find a balance between spending time helping others and the time you need to spend on your own business, development or personal life?
I’m fairly wrapped up in my new journey with Be Original- it’s my main focus and it needs to be juggled alongside my other projects and roles so it’s pretty all-consuming which is great- it’s good to be personally invested in what you’re doing and to be busy.
But something that’s been recently brought to my attention is that my natural desire to help people has started soaking up some of the time I could be spending on my own task list.
I’ve started wondering… am I too helpful?
Helping is a Core Value
If somebody doesn’t know how to do something and I do, my natural response is to offer help. Not because I have an agenda or want to persuade a new client to come on board- it’s just a core value of mine to offer help if you can.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this on the surface but, I’ve noted lately that in my efforts to help others, I’ve neglected my own priorities, so I’m now trying to work out how I can balance the two effectively.
Learning From A Great Example
I recently read and published an article by Satinder S. Grewal (Loss Assessor for Aspray & Property Manager at SDL Property Partners) in Flat Living magazine – you can have a read here.
The article sets out all the amazing charity work, volunteering and fundraising he manages to do alongside his day job; clearly Satinder has found a balance that allows him to do an incredible amount of helping in his community while continuing to further his career. So it’s clearly possible!
Life is a Juggling Act
So let me know- how do you find the balance? How do you continue to be that person that’s helping others and doing the right thing while continuing to tend to all of your other commitments?
I think it’s so important to be able to help those around you and Satinder is out there having a huge impact in so many people’s lives- I just want to help people in small ways and I sometimes find it a struggle to fit even that in around my work and family commitments!
If you’ve got the juggling act nailed I’d love to hear your pearls of wisdom.