Work is Only Part of Your Life

Work-Life Balance


Almost all of us could use a few pointers about how to effectively balance responsibilities at work with commitments at home. In this video from the WorkMatters FUSE Forum, CEO John Roberts, shares what decisions he made early on in his career to establish a healthy and sustainable work-life balance. John is President and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America.   


Describe your work-life balance. How do you make an intentional effort to balance work with life outside of work? Are you satisfied with how you’re doing? Why or why not?
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What makes it difficult for you to step away from work–the workload, expectations from your boss or other coworkers, money, power, prestige, fear, identity, approval? Explain.
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John was motivated to pursue a healthy work-life balance so he could see his kids grow up and prioritize his marriage. What are your motivations for a healthy work-life balance? What do your family or friends need most from you in this season?
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When have you felt the most out of balance? How did it impact your work and family or friends? How might a healthy work-life balance help you produce better work and be a more engaged family member and friend?
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John said, “Work is only part of your whole life.” If you feel like work is the biggest part of your life, prayerfully consider what changes you could make to find balance and be present in your other roles and callings in life.


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