How to Have it All
Have you ever been at a women's event where the speaker advised that we can't "have it all?" I've heard dozens of women share their success stories, focusing on the big business deal they missed while on family leave, or not being there when their child lost his first tooth because of an important business trip. These women, who have juggled family, career and more, tell those coming behind them to make choices and sacrifices and don't bother trying to have it all.
I think this advice short-changes anyone, especially women. It assumes that the "all" we can't have is the same for everyone, and that our society is set up for failure. It's no wonder that we dwell on what we've missed out when we frame our success in this manner.
What else can I do? you might be asking me. The first step is to define what "all" is, for you. And that's one of the reasons I developed the 7 Purposes Wellness model. I'll be leading an introductory discussion on well-being that asks this question - what is it "all", anyway?
Join me Thursday September 30 at 10pm ET.
Learn more about my wellness model at the Cutting Edge Law Multidimensional Well-Being page.