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Vol. 26, No. 1 (3 parts) Part 1, January 2004 • Order # 26-01

FILE: CAREER/SUCCESS TECHNIQUES

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Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time and Money

LIFE MATTERS
THE SUMMARY IN BRIEF
Everybody is concerned about work/life balance, but few understand that time and money are as important to life balance as work and family. Each area matters, and focusing on one without considering the others is ultimately unfulfilling because they are so closely interrelated. Even the term “balance” implies a one-time effort instead of an ongoing journey. In reality, a lack of balance is a misalignment of the principles that are important to you, and how you act with regard to them. It is possible that your expectations about work, family, time and money are unrealistic, and therefore you don’t see them properly. With unrealistic expectations, you do not act effectively, and you won’t get what you want. By examining your own experience, and seeking wisdom and inspiration, you can develop your navigational intelligence to optimize your life choices and stop wasting energy, money and time on issues and behaviors that are not important or that do not invest in the future. To truly make every aspect of your life matter, you must focus on those principles that are important and make decisions to live accordingly.
By A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill

CONTENTS
What Matters in Life
Page 2

Aligning Expectations
Page 2

The Three Gotta Do's
Pages 2, 3

What You’ll Learn In This Summary
✓ How to discover and value principles which allow you to lead a life that matters to you. ✓ How to examine your expectations about work, family, time and money, and why you see them the way you do. ✓ How to optimize your efforts to achieve maximum results. ✓ How to develop and use navigational intelligence to make decisions that align with your values and allow you to create balance in an ongoing

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