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Keeping it Real – Life Edition Podcast
0 minutes | Sep 5, 2014
KIRL 004 : Is There a Perfect Balance to Life and Work?
Is There a Perfect Balance to Life and Work? Is it possible to balance work and life with success? If you’ve ever seen the movie, The Truman Show with Jim Carey, you would probably answer that question with a “Heck NO!” It’s a fantasy to think that anything in this fallen world could ever be perfect. In this episode, we discuss how every area of your life affects work and how handling life in the most effective way can have a positive effect on your workday. What We Discuss in This Episode: How Do You Balance Work and Life? Which is More Important? This is a hot topic right now. Everyone is looking for the perfect balance between the two. What exactly does “life” include? Where does work fall when it comes to marriage, kids, and home life in general If you are unhappy at work, how does it affect your home life? If you are unhappy at home, how does it affect your work life? Forbes Article that we discuss: Forbes Article How does your health play a role in your work life? Home life? What are your thoughts on mental health sick days? How can we put in place a plan for trying to balance work and life? Lists Plans Schedules Will there ever be a perfect balance? Is this a perfect world? David from QBQ video on his ideal day What is the most effective way to handle bumps in your schedule, life? Deal with it ASAP Accept the bumps Be willing to change David Levin’s Article and Video My “Perfect Day” System Be flexible Think decisions through Put your health as a priority as the article talks about
46 minutes | Aug 8, 2014
KIRL 003 : What Role to Stay at Home Parents Play in our Society Today?
Keeping it Real - Life Edition Episode 003 "What Role to Stay at Home Parents Play in our Society Today?" Is a stay at home parent an important job? Is the parent who stays home at risk for career failure and divorce? These and other questions are answered in this episode as we discuss our experiences with stay at home parenting and how to make it a success. Many times stay at home parents are looked at as couch potatoes eating bon bons, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. Being a stay at home parent can be very rewarding to all parties involved, but being prepared and continuing to work through issues that arise is key. What We Discuss on This Episode: Is a stay at home parent’s job just as important as the one who brings in the money? Yes! but not looked at as being important in many cases My experience Where I went wrong What advantages are there to having one parent at home? Children raised by the parent Vested interest Lose control Is being a stay at home parent a fulfilling job? It can be, but sometimes something more is needed. Part time virtual job Do you believe mom or dad can be the stay at home parent successfully? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jefflanders/2014/05/29/deciding-to-become-a-sahm-stay-at-home-mom-consider-this-cautionary-tale/ Article on the risks of being a SAHP Thoughts on the prenup or postnup?? Do you think being a SAHP kills your career? How can you keep it from affecting your marriage in a negative way? It needs to be a mutual decision Both parents need to see it as a career or very important job Both parents need time to themselves Date each other!
28 minutes | Aug 8, 2014
KIRL 002 : How Can We Make the Best of Our Workday?
How to Make The Best of Your Workday? Your attitude makes a huge difference in how your workday will start and how it ends. In this episode, we discuss ways to make the best of your workday with several different tactics. Not only will these help you enjoy your time at work more, but your time at home will be more enjoyable. What We Cover in This Program: Positive attitude Move throughout the day Be ambitious but not butt kissing Solve problems and issues, but accept rejection Don’t give up Leave work at work Be the role model you want to see in your peers If you want change, make it happen change the job you’re in change jobs Speak up
28 minutes | Jul 29, 2014
KIRL 001 : Are We Entitled to Have a Job We Love?
Are We Entitled to Have a Job We Love? We spend 40+ hours per week at a place away from our families and doing things that hopefully bring a sense of accomplishment to our lives. In our first podcast, we discuss finding the way to love the job you are in or how to get there. If you don’t love your job, what are you willing to do about it? How can you handle those bad days and time periods? Join us to hear our advice on these questions and what options you may not realize you have. What We Discuss in This Episode: Are we entitled to have a job we love? How do we determine the job we love or will love? Will we have bad days or bad time periods? Do we have options?
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