Last year at the July 2014' Blogher conference during a discussion with Guy Kawasaki, Arianna Huffington shared lessons learned during her career. She really proved to be a grounded and gracious individual with wisdom anyone open to living a more full life could implement. This interview was a highlight of the 3-day conference.
In fact, as eager attendees waited patiently in line to get pictures and signed copies of Arianna Huffington's book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder . Arianna's team attempted to hurry her along as she had a flight to catch. Instead of turning away the group she insisted on signing each and everyone's book. There were approximately 20 or so more folks in the line. This was really sweet of her as I to was able to get my purchased copy signed.
Marie Forleo of MarieTV talks further with Arianna in this 17-minute informal discussion. Have a listen and let me know what you think!
After reading her book I've implemented several of the suggestions that have contributed to keeping balance on a daily.
1) Getting more sleep has been a priority for me. Whenever we have conflicting priorities it's important to get restful sleep for optimum energy and mood. This year I've stopped staying up until the morning hours trying to "get things done". I've had to sacrifice momentum, but I definately feel better which will benefit me for years to come.
2) Stop treating my phone like a GOD. Staying connected to those we love and are important is fine. Nevertheless it's important to put our communication tools in their place. This contributes to more productivity, focus, and well-being.
Have a great weekend be well and thrive!