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Balance is Bulls@#$:  Reframing our Conversation Around Work, Life and Well-Being Mich Bondesio Nine to Thrive: The Well-Being Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

When I first got my certification in Applied Positive Psychology, a lot of corporations asked me to create workshops on Work-Life Balance and for a couple years, I had a signature workshop called “Cultivating Work Life Balance” until I realized that balance was unattainable and not what we were actually looking for. 
Basically, balance is bulls#$@. Why?  Because balance means equal and if you are working full time for 8 hours a day and you are sleeping 7-8 hours a day, and finding time to eat, shower etc. there will never be enough time to create balance..however, If we reframe the conversation and use different language, I have come to believe that our sense of well-being can go up, our stress can come down and we can be more engaged and happier in every part of our life.
 
In this week’s episode, Mich Bondesio, author of the book “The Cadence Effect” and I dive into reframing the conversation around work, life and well-being. She uses the term cadence and I use the word harmony to better describe what it is that would make our lives more satisfying, gratifying, productive and happier. There is always going to be stress and competing demands on our time. Mich shares tools and strategies and the most effective habits to keep us moving forward, with greater productivity and well-being and lower stress and burnout.
 
Listen to this week’s episode for some simple shifts that can change everything.
 
Thank you for listening. We are so happy you found us.
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A little more about  Mich Bondesio
 
Michelle Bondesio is a writer, speaker, podcaster, coach and entrepreneur, and the author of The Cadence Effect. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire. Her focus is on helping people to transform their habits and practices to activate more of their potential, both at work and in life.
 
She helps high-achievers to step off the hamster wheel of overwork and the treadmill of hustle culture, so they can activate their potential, build momentum, work with purpose, and craft a more meaningful life. 
 
Mich (pronounced Mish) has a degree in English and Psychology with a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism, and 20 years of experience in communications and project management. A bout of epic burnout then caused her to redesign her life and transition in her work. 
 
Since 2018, Mich has been raising awareness about digital wellness, intentional productivity and ways to beat burnout through her talks, workshops, online training and coaching programmes. Originally these were called Growth Sessions, but as of 2023 they are now part of her Creating Cadence brand. Find out more about Mich Bondesio at creatingcadence.co/about/.
Podcast & Coaching: https://creatingcadence.co/ 
Book - The Cadence Effect: https://thecadenceeffect.com/ 
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellebondesio/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michbondesio/

When I first got my certification in Applied Positive Psychology, a lot of corporations asked me to create workshops on Work-Life Balance and for a couple years, I had a signature workshop called “Cultivating Work Life Balance” until I realized that balance was unattainable and not what we were actually looking for. 
Basically, balance is bulls#$@. Why?  Because balance means equal and if you are working full time for 8 hours a day and you are sleeping 7-8 hours a day, and finding time to eat, shower etc. there will never be enough time to create balance..however, If we reframe the conversation and use different language, I have come to believe that our sense of well-being can go up, our stress can come down and we can be more engaged and happier in every part of our life.
 
In this week’s episode, Mich Bondesio, author of the book “The Cadence Effect” and I dive into reframing the conversation around work, life and well-being. She uses the term cadence and I use the word harmony to better describe what it is that would make our lives more satisfying, gratifying, productive and happier. There is always going to be stress and competing demands on our time. Mich shares tools and strategies and the most effective habits to keep us moving forward, with greater productivity and well-being and lower stress and burnout.
 
Listen to this week’s episode for some simple shifts that can change everything.
 
Thank you for listening. We are so happy you found us.
If you enjoyed today’s episode, follow Nine to Thrive: The Well-Being Podcast so our new episodes are automatically delivered to your favorite podcast feed, and please share it with a friend!
Reviews and ratings matter 3 
We would be so grateful if you left a 5 star rating and a few words about what you liked (or loved) about this episode. 
 
Want more tools and strategies for thriving and flourishing? 
-Check out Julie’s website and subscribe to her monthly newsletter here
-Follow Julie on Instagram
-Follow her on LinkedIn 
-Interested in working with Julie? Book an inquiry call here
 
A little more about  Mich Bondesio
 
Michelle Bondesio is a writer, speaker, podcaster, coach and entrepreneur, and the author of The Cadence Effect. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire. Her focus is on helping people to transform their habits and practices to activate more of their potential, both at work and in life.
 
She helps high-achievers to step off the hamster wheel of overwork and the treadmill of hustle culture, so they can activate their potential, build momentum, work with purpose, and craft a more meaningful life. 
 
Mich (pronounced Mish) has a degree in English and Psychology with a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism, and 20 years of experience in communications and project management. A bout of epic burnout then caused her to redesign her life and transition in her work. 
 
Since 2018, Mich has been raising awareness about digital wellness, intentional productivity and ways to beat burnout through her talks, workshops, online training and coaching programmes. Originally these were called Growth Sessions, but as of 2023 they are now part of her Creating Cadence brand. Find out more about Mich Bondesio at creatingcadence.co/about/.
Podcast & Coaching: https://creatingcadence.co/ 
Book - The Cadence Effect: https://thecadenceeffect.com/ 
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellebondesio/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michbondesio/

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