In this episode, Jeff B Eschliman and I delve into the transformative power of personal growth and the search for balance through pivotal life moments. Jeff recounts a critical juncture in his life at 38, spurred by a revealing doctor’s appointment. This incident became a catalyst for an “awakening” in 2008, altering his view of success and life balance. Jeff’s journey towards enhancing his physical and mental well-being is both inspiring and instructive. We introduce an intriguing perspective, advocating for harmony over balance in life, drawing parallels with the worlds of music and sports.
As the conversation progresses, I reflect on my past experiences with plate spinning, a metaphor for juggling multiple life goals, which often leads to burnout. To combat this, Jeff shares his unique “life harmony system,” crafted from business processes, that helps prioritize personal and professional aspects of life. This system, which Jeff has been practicing for over a decade, includes a one-page life plan featuring core values, purpose statements, and monthly goals.
Jeff’s “Day of Zen” concept, a dedicated monthly day for reflection away from work and family, is a key component of this strategy. The discussion also covers the importance of strategic life planning for business owners, particularly as they approach retirement, emphasizing intentionality and the creation of ‘whitespace’ in one’s schedule.
Don’t miss this episode if you’re interested in learning about life harmony, strategic planning, and personal growth from seasoned professionals. Whether you’re a business owner or simply someone seeking a more harmonious life, Jeff’s insights and practical advice are invaluable.
Jeff Eschliman is a seasoned corporate veteran with over 30 years of experience and a profound understanding of the elusive concept of work-life balance. His journey is one of transformation and realization.
Once living what many would call a dream life – surviving a war, enjoying a lucrative career, extensive travels, and the comforts of a family and luxurious possessions – Jeff faced a turning point at age 38. In a routine doctor’s appointment, he was confronted with a life-changing choice: accept a limiting prognosis or redefine his life on his own terms. Choosing the latter, Jeff embarked on a mission to help others do the same.
With a firm belief that the traditional notion of “balance” is unattainable for CEOs and executive leaders, Jeff advocates for a more attainable and fulfilling concept: Harmony. His approach challenges the status quo of sacrificing personal desires for the sake of perceived success, a path he knows leads many leaders to a life they no longer recognize.
As a business leader, Jeff’s prowess in leading organizations to unprecedented results is marked by his skill in building and scaling effective teams, cultivating a strong organizational culture, and focusing on attracting and retaining top talent.
Jeff’s commitment to helping others find their true definition of success led him to develop the Life Harmony System.
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