As a busy working mom and wife, Tameika Isaac Devine understands the challenges that can come with trying to excel both at home and at work. Tameika’s personal passion is in helping working moms conquer overwhelm in order to perform their best at work and at home. She is an advocate for women in leadership and speaks on work-life balance and integration, leadership and networking, along with politics and community engagement. Additionally, she has authored multiple books including, “Think Like A CEO, Act Like A Mom: The Pursuit of Work Life Integration” where she shares the perfect blend of sage advice and personal anecdotes to explain how working moms can truly have it all. Tameika is an elected official, attorney, and a leading expert and speaker on work-life integration for busy working moms and whose insights have been featured in CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Jet Magazine, and more.
Here are some questions I asked Tameika that you will benefit from by listening to her answers:
- Describe your definition of work life integration?
- Why is work life balance so important to each one of us? BENEFITS to us in our personal and business life?
- Is Work Life balance achievable and if so, how do we achieve it?
- How do you balance work and life responsibilities?
- Why is it so hard for business owners to achieve that work life integration?
- What are some of your favorite tips and strategies for achieving work life integration?
- What would you say is the most important concept for people to understand and implement that you wrote about in your book, “Think Like A CEO, Act Like A Mom: The Pursuit of Work Life Integration”?
Tameika offered a free consultation with her by going to www.adevinelife.com.
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In order to successfully apply the principles and systems to help you experience even greater success, it is vital that you first identify your values, so you can then create behaviors that support your values. When there is conflict or a discrepancy between your values and behavior or goals, success is impossible. Your values are basically the “why” behind your goals.
Values, Goals, and Behaviors must all be focused in the same direction for successful goal achievement, and when any one of them is out of alignment with the other, you will find yourself spinning your wheels. Your values will lead you in one direction, while your behavior leads you in a completely different direction, never allowing for your energies to complement each other. Download and complete my Values Clarification exercise to help you align your goals and behavior with your values, so that everything is heading in the same direction. When goals and behavior are aligned with core values, you have the winning formula for success.
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The Pros vs Cons Free Exercise
Have you ever had a time when you needed to make a decision but weren’t exactly sure what to do? Well, when this occurs and you aren’t sure about what decision you should make, you might want to consider the old fashion Pros and Cons list. Using this exercise will help when you are trying to decide whether to do something that can have an impact on your life, personally and professionally. Your ‘gut’ may still have a say in what you choose to do in the end.
Many of the choices you make are irreversible. Once you have made them, there is no turning back. The direction of your life could change from that moment on without you even realizing this fact. It usually takes a jolt for you to wake up to the power of choice. After you complete the exercise, consider what different choices you will make from this day forward that can have a positive impact on your business and life.
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