The Top 8 Motivational Strategies Part 8: Life Balance

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today. This is the eighth and final installment of my blog series on the top eight motivational strategies. I hope everyone is having a great day. The last post covered significance/purpose as a motivational strategy, and today we’re going to discuss life balance.

As a reminder, the strategies are as follows:

1) Sense of Belonging

2) Public Recognition

3) Private Recognition

4) Monetary Reward

5) Fear of Consequences

6) Competition

7) Significance/Purpose

8) Life Balance

Our post today is going to cover how to use life balance to motivate your team members. This strategy is going to take your leadership ability to the next level while enabling you to meet the needs of your team in a way that will help them do their best work. As is the case with other strategies, this will work best in a small, family-owned business. Now, let’s talk about how to use this motivational strategy.

Using Life Balance in a Family-Owned Business

Life is most enjoyable when you have adequate time for all aspects of it, not just work. In today’s society, it’s common to be overworked and to neglect other parts of one’s life in favor of work. Many people find that while they may be doing well in their work life, other things, such as relationships, aren’t going well. They don’t get a chance to relax, they don’t spend enough time with family, and neglect to take care of themselves. This may seem reasonable in light of a busy schedule, but it’s not the way to go. A lack of life balance will lead to burnout and poor performances, to say nothing of potential health problems. It’s important to make sure that your employees are rewarded with the opportunity to maintain a healthy life balance. You could motivate them by encouraging self-care, doing fun retreats, and hosting company events where friends and family are welcome. It’s also important to have reasonable expectations and deadlines. Efficiency is wonderful, but you don’t want to sacrifice quality of life for speed.

If a good life balance isn’t something you practice as a family, make a promise to work on it together and make it part of the company culture.

Life balance is extremely important and enabling your employees to have a healthy one can be a phenomenal source of motivation. I want to encourage you to try this motivational strategy, and as always feel free to leave comments regarding your experiences as you try it. I’d love to hear about your results. Well, that’s all for this series. Thank you again for joining me and sticking with me through the whole thing. I’ll be back again soon with another great blog post, so stay tuned. In the meantime, make it a better than amazing day!