Balancing Global and Local
It’s all about balance. Never a truer words spoken.
You’re balancing home and work life; kids and spouse relationships; staff and practitioners; friends and family.
You’re also balancing your practice and local communities; one practice location and another if you’re manage more than one practice; being a principal in one location and an associate in another; one financial arrangement vs another; and if you’re starting to move beyond practice, your local and global environments.
It’s all about balance.
In my opinion it is incredibly difficult managing all these different, seemingly opposing energies.
For most of us we start feeling pulled in different directions. Our energy starts to fracture, dilute. We lose focus, and this starts to show in our individual endeavors.
We find ourselves running around more, expending more energy but achieving less, a recipe for burn out.
So what’s the answer?
This of course is different for each of us however, the one common denominator lies time management and an understanding that balance should be mutually exclusive for it to succeed.
For example, you can’t have a successful work life without a successful home life. The same applies with all these examples.
Global Vs Local is an interesting concept.
More and more we are now able to apply global strategies to our local markets, e.g. Facebook and AdWords marketing. Our local community is not searching online before driving 5 minutes to check you out.
This means you can naturally extend energies to your global extra-clinic activities much more smoothly than ever before.
It’s all about balance. If you take on the idea one focus cannot successfully thrive without it’s opposite also thriving, then burn out is much less likely.
So if you’re not feeling balance for whatever reason, you need to re-assess your focus. It’s possible either something needs to be dropped or reduced to bring back balance.
Without balance, it is inevitable you will feel fractured, torn, and quickly lose focus, which means much less happy, fun and success.
Take a look at each key area in your life and see what’s balancing it. Then you can decide if somethings out of balance and what’s needed to bring it back into balance.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold (Chiropractor) is the ‘Practice Leverage Expert’; Principal Chiropractor and owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre; Accredited Business Coach; Founder, Million Dollar Wellness Practice. Andrew is married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.