How to achieve work and home-life balance

Work and home-life balance tips and techniques

Jane Frankland The Go2 Expert


I’m so excited to write this post as I made an interesting discovery regarding work and home-life balance recently. For years I’ve yearned to reach it. At times, it’s felt like trying to find the Holy Grail. I’ve beaten myself up about it and felt guilty more times than I care to remember. You see, I’m a working mum of three kids and have been building and running a business for 15yrs.

So the question I have to ask is, why is it that we think we can have balance in our lives?

A see-saw is rarely perfectly balanced and if it is completely level it’s because both children are approximately the same size and weight and both are able to touch the ground gently in order to maintain that balance. A lot of work goes into creating that perfect balance, which probably lasts for a split second. Now I know we’re not like see-saws but I had to ask myself, if it’s so hard to balance a see-saw why do we all expect there to be a balance between our work-life and home-life?

How to restore work and home-life balance

Personally I’ve no idea! What I do know though is that there’s actually no such thing as a work and home-life balance. In fact, it’s just an illusion. To me discovering this was revolutionary. The reason why it’s an illusion is on account of the fact that we are living things, and just as a plant moves because it is growing, so do we. When a plant stops moving it’s because it’s dead and our lives are just the same. We will always be moving and the so called ‘balance’ will always be shifting because we’re growing and alive.

So it really is time to forget about having a work-life and home-life balance as it’s impossible. Check out my video on it here:

And, in the comments below, tell me what you think about your work-life and home-life balance. Let me know what action you’ll take as a result of watching this video and reading this post too. I’d love to hear.

Thank you, as always for reading, watching and contributing here. If you found this useful, please share it with your friends!

With love and gratitude,





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Jane Frankland is a successful cyber security entrepreneur, consultant and speaker who has had a diverse career encompassing art and design; business development; and operations. Having held directorships and senior executive positions within her own companies and at several large PLCs, she now provides agile, forward thinking organisations with strategic business development solutions. Right now she is writing a book on gender diversity in cyber security and is focused on increasing the numbers of women in the profession.

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  • Great video Jane and I am glad you said that! I don’t think there is a such as thing as balance, things are changing/evolving all the time!
    I’d love to see your chickens by the way, I want one but I think I am the only in the household so not going to happen any time soon 🙁

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