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  • Writer's pictureLife Coach Lakisha R. Austin, LICSW, MBA, MSW

Dr. Sherika Alford Discusses the Importance of Balance

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

From episode: Making the Shift to SELF featuring Dr. Sherika Alford

It sounds like you've had a lot of experience working with clients in the education and service fields and have felt the burnout that can come from constantly giving to others. Maintaining a balance between your professional life and personal life is crucial to prevent overwhelming yourself.

You mentioned that you were like Olivia Pope, a character known for handling high-pressure situations in a TV show. However, you also emphasized the importance of not letting your personal life overlap with your business life. This separation helps you manage stress and maintain your well-being.

Your desire to create Let's Move with Reka seems to be inspired by wanting to make a positive impact on your community, especially when it comes to educating and caring for children. Being visible and involved in the community allows you to connect with the people you serve on a deeper level, making your work more fulfilling.

You acknowledge the significance of handling stress in a healthy way and wish to avoid unnecessary stress as you get older. It's essential to prioritize self-care and seek positive stressors that drive you to succeed and make a difference.

Overall, maintaining a balance between your professional and personal life, being involved in the community, and seeking fulfilling work seem to be your guiding principles for building a meaningful career. Remembering these values can help you in your future endeavors, including Let's Move with Reka.

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