There’s a ton of press about women who feel completely bummed that they are giving their career as much time (and often more) than they are giving family and friends. But, what about those ladies who totally dig the fact that they are addicted o work because they love it?  This week’s video is a shout out and a piece of BFF advice for my self-proclaimed workaholics.

I love that you love your career,  I totally dig mine, but there are some serious trade offs to focusing most of your time (even if you’re doing it happily) to your work life.  So how do you balance crushing your career and showing fam and friends the necessary love?  Just press play (and read more) to find out how.

Redefine what success means to you

Having a successful life, means having a full life.  That means having great personal relationships, physical, emotional and spiritual health.  Now check this out, you’re not expected to be wonder woman and nail 100% of those sections of your life.  BUT…quality matters in each and every one of those buckets

Get Accountability Partners

I don’t know about you, but I swear EVERYTHING is more fun with friends.  So bring your crew in on the fun to hole you accountable to commitments and boundaries you set for yourself personally and professionally.

When setting boundaries, explain the “WIIFM”

When you’re trying to get co-workers to buy in on your need for space, don’t make it all about your balance.  Focus on how you being more balanced makes THIER life with you easier because you’re less distracted and more productive at work.

Always Make Time for You!

Take the time you need for your own health. Eat well, take regular breaks, take your vacations and exercise.  It’ll give you more energy and make your more productive in your professional AND your personal life.  It’s an enabler or you to be a better overall human being

Now comes the fun part, I get to listen to you!  So tell me, was this helpful?  Leave a comment below, share your thoughts with other viewers and sign up for email updates.  You never know how your voice will impact someone’s life.  Need some personalized career attention?  Work with me and get 10x the career love and attention.

The corporate world needs that brilliance that only you bring.  So go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.




Adwoa Dadzie is a Director of Human Resources and Corporate Career Strategist. The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not reflect the views of her employer. Follow her on Twitter @adwoadadzie3, Instagram @adwoadadzie, Periscope @adwoadadzie3, or visit her at