The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance – Book Review & Giveaway

The Five Truths About Work Life Balance

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance – Book Review

Every now and then you come across a book that seems somewhat simplistic on the surface but, in actuality, contains exactly the words of wisdom that you need to hear during a particular season in your life.

Many readers are going to be surprised to discover that The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard is one of those special gems of a book.

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance doesn’t come wrapped in the jazziest of covers and – when you flip through it – you might be inclined to give it a quick run-through when you see that the book actually contains very few words surrounded by lots of white space (or gray space) on those pages.

But, that would be a grave mistake.

The further and further you get into the book, the more you will appreciate those blank spaces, because they give you the time and space you need to really pause and think about the things that the author is sharing – concepts that will cause you to transform your approach to creating and leading a “balanced” life.

In The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance, Jae shares five truths she has discovered to be true in her life and – at the end of the book – says that “what you choose to do with these truths is up to you”. The more I read, the more interesting I found the book to be, and I discovered a number of concepts to reflect upon and to apply to my own life.

A good book is not something that you read once and walk away from. A good book is one that causes you to think, to interact with it, and that changes you as a result of the time that you spent with it and the author.

With that in mind, here are a few of the questions I’ve been asking myself after reading The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance, based on my own personal notes:

  • What does balance mean to me?
  • What causes me to go in and out of balance in my own life?
  • How can I connect more deeply to the world around me?
  • What issues and conversations am I avoiding that create imbalance?
  • What choices do I need to make to create balance for myself?

Based on my definition, it appears that The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard is a very good book.

I rate this book 4 stars.

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About Jae Ellard

Jae Ellard

After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems.

In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection, awareness and action at the organizational and individual levels. Jae has taught the skill of awareness to thousands of employees at multinational corporations in more than 50 countries including China, Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States.

Jae contributes to the Awareness at Work column for Mindful Magazine, the Healthy Living section on Huffington Post as well as the Simple Intentions blog. Jae has a master’s degree in Communication Management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She holds certificates in co-active coaching and organizational relationship systems coaching and is the author of seven books.

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5 Responses to “The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Melanie Backus says:

    Life can be difficult at times. Helpful words and suggestions are always welcome.

  2. Jae Ellard says:

    Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts on The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance! I appreciate it and I’m so happy you found some value in it.


    Jae and the Simple Intentions team

  3. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    The question about what you’re avoiding that is creating imbalance is a poignant one! Thanks for sharing with us at Booknificent Thursday on this week!

  4. Leslie says:

    Sounds like this book is a great resource for a great many struggling with this issue of balance. Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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