BOOK REVIEW: How are you doing at managing the work/life balance?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life

Author: Ken Blanchard

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Well, I finally got around to reading this book that a friend told me about a loooong time ago. Kind of funny really considering what the book is about! Taking time to take care of yourself.

Written over 10 years ago,  the advice in Ken Blanchard’s The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life still stands today. All too often, in our stressful and hectic lives, we forget to take care of ourselves, our fitness and ultimately our health. I’m sure you can all relate. Obtaining the elusive work-life balance is difficult: we work, but forget to make time for exercise, or eat right, or take time to treat ourselves & our bodies with respect. Intellectually, everyone knows that not only does exercise and healthy eating help in combating stress, but it also increases performance. Practically though, many of us fail when it comes to fitting ourselves into our fast-paced daily schedules.

The book is about a very successful business person, the One Minute Manager. No time for balance, he worked endless hours, ate on the run and forgot about his health. After gaining weight and panting for breath when walking, he realized that he forgot – in his busy life – to take care of his own health. The One Minute Manager had to relearn why balance in our life is so important. Regaining and maintaining a balanced work-life isn’t easy. This book provides you with essential advice and strategies for managing stress, balancing your life and feeling healthy, fit and in charge of your life.

Overall, I think this book will speak to a lot of busy people, who struggle to balance their work-life, but begin to realize the importance of staying fit and healthy. It provides essential strategies to get back on track. Though its main focus zeroes in on the exercise and and healthy eating side of things, the eye-opener the book provides helps open the door for us to recognize the other areas of our life that we are neglecting as well.

“The One Minute Manager Balances Work & Life” gets a Savvy Thumbs Up!

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  2. I’d like to believe I’m doing great. I believe I am.

  3. You have no idea how much I want this book.

  4. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.


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