The Key to Managing a Work/Life Balance

Lately, I have had a lot of conversations around work life balance. Is it even such a thing? I’m not sure…

As an entrepreneur, life is business. If you choose wisely, it overlaps with life and you might not even know if you are working or just life-ing.

That is something you get to do, it’s a glorious place to be.

Yet, I truly believe fully disconnecting from bill-paying-things, is essential to be able to come back with fresh energy, perspective and creativity.

When I first started my business, I remember my mom (who is one of my biggest supporters) always reminded me to take time off. I worked a lot. However, in the beginning of entrepreneurship, it might be the only way to get off the ground and find your way.  I genuinely love business, figuring it all out and getting to support my clients…so it can be a lot of work later too. 

But she is right, there needs to be breaks even if you are passionate and love what you do.

I started to schedule a Creative/Active Day every week, where I am only able to work with my hands (not on a computer) and do physical activities (which is my other love in life). Having it on the schedule helped me be sure to take the day off from work.

Now,  I blend it into my everyday life, so I don’t have to work but get to work. I take a break to do something else if I want to. It is a much more peaceful place to be, it’s enjoying business life in a different way.

That might sound a little fluffy, but I still have a fairly structured schedule, because I do believe freedom comes with structure.

Now, I have taken on my mothers role, to remind others that life is not about things you have to do. I would say the only reason to fill the day with get-stuff-done’s, is if you are working towards something specific and hopefully towards changing that.

Life is beyond precious.

I believe work should be enjoyable and fun and it should not be everything, because then you miss out on life, so choose wisely what fills your life and how you blend it all together.

Trust me. you won't regret figuring that out now.

Using the Present to Boost Productivity

Be present to boost production

This morning I woke up and just laid and looked out the window at the clouds moving by.

Sometimes life feels like you blink, and it just happened.

I hope you find time somewhere in there to just watch the world go by and listen to your thoughts.

This mind-space is such a delightful place to be able to just slow down, with no distractions or notifications. 

Today, I’m grateful for the slow down. There are so many have-to’s, so much stress and anxiety filling our days… a consistent competition wherever you go, to make more, to save more, to look this way or that way, to be in places and really all we have is here and now.

Heck, let’s you and I take just one minute or so to breathe together. And after I’ll meet you back here.

Grab your phone, I know it’s right next to you. Set a timer for 1 to 3 minutes.

Turn off all notifications, start your timer and close your eyes.

Still reading?… Come on, try it… just take a deep breath and feel whatever you are feeling, wiggle your fingers, your toes, feel how your belly goes in and out with each breath…let the thoughts come and go and just be in it.


How did it feel?

Were you able to not think of your to do list? I know it can be hard to turn that hustler off sometimes, but when you are able to, it is such a peaceful place.

I love to think about what I want to do with my business, life or what I’m working on physically. This technique takes me to a place to fantasize about my dreams and when the same things continue to come up it becomes clear what I want to materialize.

Make space for being still, it’s transformative.

Have a beautiful day!

A Summer Filled With Remote Work in Europe

I have been talking about blending work and life lately.

This summer I truly did that.

My man works from Europe a bit, so since my team and I are virtual, I get to work from Europe too! We spent time in my home country Sweden and in his home country France.

For me, that works really well.  I do my hours in the morning, while the USA is sleeping and then we head out to play during the day and then back to connect in the evening when the USA is in full swing, before I close out the day.

I scheduled my meetings as normal (well, later in the day / evening) and didn’t think anything of it until one of my clients told me he had told his colleague how inspired he was by how I work. It is the life you see on TikTok, and dreamily desire, and the crazy thing is it’s my reality! I realized after this chat with that client that I had a true opportunity to help people move their work-life into the remote realm, especially since all my experience predates lockdowns.

I have always worked remotely with my company. I believe this was one of the exciting things that came out of Covid, that people & companies realized you are way more mobile than perhaps you thought and some work you can do from anywhere and meeting “in person” works quite well on Zoom. (Or maybe the Zoom marketing team really wanted to see a jump and orchestrated this whole thing…😉 kidding!) It is exciting because we are seeing more and more people who are able to work where they are most comfortable while also living their best lives!

So my question to you:

  • Are you working how you want to?
  • Are you dreaming of or setting up your life to blend life and work?

Running your own business allows for just that. Chances are you have the skills and talent to run your own. You just need a little push…so consider this that nudge. You can do it. If you are confused I recommend you check out my course Website K.0, where you can work directly with me to get your business branded and online while having access to me for any questions!

I hope I can Zoom with you while you enjoy a nice glass of wine at a small Parisian cafe!

(Or wherever your new business and happiness takes you!)