Episode 531: Is Work-Life Balance a Lie?

Welcome to a new episode of Business Lunch, Ryan Deiss and I dive deep into the concept of work-life balance. Is it a myth, a circle, or a harmonious blend of both? Get ready for a candid discussion filled with insights, personal anecdotes, and practical advice on how to achieve harmony in both work and life. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner, or anyone striving for a better balance, this episode is packed with valuable takeaways to inspire you.


“There’s plenty of work that I don’t necessarily enjoy in the moment. But I’m glad that I did it when it’s done. It’s like exercise.”

“If you can get your work life to where you enjoy half of it, that’s amazing. Very few people ever achieve that.”

“We’re always living, I think, in extremes. I’m at my best when I’m working really, really, really hard, and then I’m in extreme rest and play mode.”


  • 00:00 – The Exercise of Work
  • 00:50 – Welcome and Introduction
  • 01:15 – Jeff Bezos’ Take on Work-Life Balance
  • 01:41 – Impact of Work on Home Life
  • 03:08 – Immersing in Work and Play
  • 04:21 – Work-Life Harmony
  • 05:35 – Defining Happiness in Work and Life
  • 06:03 – Parenting Analogies and Work
  • 07:14 – The Spectrum of Enjoyment in Work
  • 09:23 – Blessed Work: Enjoying Your Job

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