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Why We Fail at Work-Life Balance (and What to Try Instead)

When trying to achieve work-life balance, it can be easy to feel pulled in multiple directions, to the point you're not really doing your work or living your life to the best of your abilitiy. So, when you have intense personal and professional lives, how can you show up strong for both?

Former executive and speaker Teresa Taylor thinks what's holding us back is our attempt to find balance at all. Instead, she believes in work-life integration, where you let your work and personal pursuits mix and interact, and end up bringing your best self to both.

Check out the video below to learn how Taylor made this work in her life, and hear her tips for integrating the things you have going on to ultimately become more present in all of them.

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