September 2014

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Life's Balancing Act
Managing Time in a Fast Paced World

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Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Pathways to Success. This month's articles focus on life's challenges and how we each set priorities to address the demands that we all experience in our lives.


The first article is particularly close to me this month. Writing the article has been a way to address my personal conflicts in establishing a work-life balance that responds to new demands in my personal life.


The second article also addresses issues around life's demands. It focuses on the importance of time management in helping to cope with stress in our busy lives.


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Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
Life's Balancing Act

While working on a project deadline my cellphone rings. A friend of the family is on the other end, "Your brother had a heart attack; the paramedics are taking him to the emergency room." What to do? There is no option - the project is put on hold and all attention is focused on my brother's health crisis. Albeit a stressful situation, it is an easy decision to reset priorities.


In the normal course of our businesses, however, the choices we make in balancing our business and our personal life demands are not always so clear-cut. The everyday demands of our businesses can creep surreptitiously into the time that we take to anchor our personal lives. Did you miss your child's back-to-school night? What about a soccer game? When was the last time you took time for a vacation when you were completely off the grid?


Managing Time in a Fast Paced World

Managing time in a high-paced world is never easy, but when we have the right tools, it certainly is obtainable. If stress is getting you down, you are not alone. Many people today are suffering stress because of the fast pace. Although stress is an obvious problem, it does not have to be.  We can manage our stress levels by focusing on time management. We can enjoy a busy schedule while finding time to relax. Stressors include changes in an environment, family, business, etc. Dealing with everyday struggles, can cause stress if we are buying a new home, preparing for marriage, or changing careers. Some of us have to deal with multiple stressors at the same time, and it makes our life more difficult to handle. Multitasking between the struggles is never easy, so relaxing seems to be outdated.



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