The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Why Work-Life Balance is a Myth with Maryann Lombardi

October 25, 2022 John Neral Season 2 Episode 128
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
Why Work-Life Balance is a Myth with Maryann Lombardi
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Many mid-career professionals chase after “work-life balance” only to find themselves disappointed and frustrated they can’t achieve it. Well, what if it doesn’t exist. 

 

Maryann Lombardi is a business coach who helps women and nonbinary does take bold action to build a profitable business that aligns with the life they want to live. She has spent the past 25 years working with cities, organizations, and entrepreneurs, building policies, programs and resources to grow the creative workforce and help entrepreneurs thrive.

 

In this episode, John and Maryanne get on the mic to talk about: 

·      Why all mid-career professionals must lean into their agency (choice)

·      Why setting boundaries is essential to your career success

·      Why work-life balance is a myth

·      The difference between choice and obligation 

·      And why taking care of yourself needs to stop being an after-thought. 

 

Connect with Maryann Lombardi: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      ·      Introduction (0:00)

·      Meet Maryann Lombardi (4:30)

·      Desire to Be Free (5:20)

·      Defining Your Agency (7:35)

·      Boundary – No Phones in the Bathroom (9:45)

·      Creating Boundaries in Your Career (13:00)

·      Why Work-Life Balance Is a Myth (16:00)

·      Choice vs. Obligation (21:20)

·      Taking Care of Yourself as an After-Thought (24:30)

·      Finding Your Purpose (27:05)

·      How We Take Action (29:30)

·      Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (33:15)

·      Connect with Maryann Lombardi (34:45)

 

List of Resources:

·      26 Sentence Starter to Answer Any Interview Question by John Neral

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral

 

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·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources at https://johnneral.com

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Introduction
Meet Maryann Lombardi
Desire to Be Free
Defining Your Agency
Boundary - No Phones in the Bathroom
Creating Boundaries in Your Career
Why Work-Life Balance is a Myth
Choice vs. Obligation
Taking Care of Yourself as an Afterthought
Finding Your Purpose
How We Take Action
Advice to Help Build Your Mid-Career GPS
Connect w/ Maryann Lombardi