I'll be honest -- my work/life balance is a work in progress. Ok, it sucks.
It's not lost on me that I'm writing this blog as I'm sitting on a plane, closing a client's deal, and mapping out WME's objectives for 2014, all while reading a script. But as soon as I land, my first call is going to be to my brother as I'm on my way to a basketball game with my son. Followed by dinner with my family. Tomorrow morning, golf with friends and some meetings.
I'm not saying that I've struck the perfect balance, but I do believe that it's important to strive for your own version of it. Like anything worthwhile, it takes discipline and practice, but defining your life beyond career success is actually good for business.
Last year, we started a wellness program at our company -- yoga, meditation, running clubs -- to help people take care of themselves and the results have been amazing. People are happier and healthier. And ultimately, that makes them more productive and creative, both at home and at work. Like I said, good business.
So I'm going to suggest you attend an event that will make all this easy, while of course pushing the agenda of our clients (I can't stop selling). This spring, WME, Mika Brzezinski, and Arianna Huffington are hosting Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. It is going to explore how professionals, like yourself, can find your personal formula to achieve a life that isn't solely defined by money and power (not that those are bad things). The event will focus on the importance of well-being, wisdom, and giving back. LinkedIn's own Jeff Weiner (who made me start writing these LinkedIn posts in the first place and whose fault it is that you're now having to balance your work and life with reading this) is confirmed to speak about the topic, as well as Tory Burch, Valerie Jarrett, Katie Couric and Brad Meltzer among others.
We are sending many of our executives and I encourage you to look into it for yourself, your colleagues, your spouse, or at the very least, get the conversation started.
Additional information can be found at www.ThirdMetricLive.com.
This post first appeared on LinkedIn.