Take Your Time Back - A Guilt Free Guide to Life Balance with Christy Wright - Dr Shannon Irvine

Can we talk for a minute about the illusion of balance? 

Especially in 2021, it feels like we are busier than ever. 

We have multiple interests and responsibilities to juggle, and no amount of color-coded calendars will give us the elusive “balance” we really want. 

The truth is, we don’t know what balance is, we just know we don’t have it.

If you’re ready to get clear on what balance can look like in your life, listen in!

This week on the Epic Success Podcast, I talk with a dear friend of mine, Christy Wright. She’s a number one best-selling author and founder of The Business Boutique. We’re talking all about taking your time back, with her new book, Take Back Your Time – A Guilt Free Guide to Life Balance,  that is in pre-order right now. 

Christy has a gift for showing you exactly how to look at all areas of your life, ditch the idea of balance and really take your time back with practical advice. 

The biggest take-aways from today’s episode are:

  • “What if balance isn’t something you do? What if balance is something you create in your life?” 

What if balanced is something you become? Where you can feel a sense of balance even when you’re busy? Where balance feels less like productivity and more like peace? This is what Christy believes we are actually after [3:45]

  • Life balance isn’t doing everything for an equal amount of time. It’s about doing the right things at the right time.

When you do the right things at the right time, you actually feel that sense of balance that you’ve been looking for. Not only do you feel balanced in the moment, you shake the guilt for all of the things you’re NOT doing. [6:20] 

  • Priorities have a season.

Not everything is a priority all of the time. There will be seasons of your life where certain things that typically feel like a priority will have to take a backseat. This is hard for many people (myself included) to swallow in a world where we’ve been indoctrinated to do it all, all of the time. This means you shouldn’t consider yourself a failure when you’re doing what is right, right now.  [8:20]

Disclaimer: you will still have days where you have multiple things that you love very much competing for your attention. You will have to make a choice, and it will not feel easy. 

Your season and your circumstances will help you determine what is right at the right time. 

You have to stop focusing on where you are not, and instead choose to keep your attention where your feet are. This helps you focus on what’s in front of you and shake the guilt for the things you’re not doing. 

Today is the day to preorder Christy’s book Take Back Your Time – A Guilt Free Guide to Life Balance! I’m serious, this book is incredible and I’m already working through my second read of it. 

Speaking of taking your time back, I am thrilled to give you my Productivity Powerhouse Plan  for FREE!  Following these 15 steps gave me 2-3 hours back in my day and literally changed me from being a stressed-out hamster on a hamster wheel to a highly productive and very successful (as defined by me) entrepreneur – living an EPIC life and having a business I love! 

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