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Slow to Flow

Split Happens

Establishing work-life boundaries and planning systems keeps client demands from becoming an endless juggling act.

By Rebekah Radice

1 min read

Staying on top of client needs is like juggling bowling balls. The endless demands hurtle your way without taking a break.

In an ambitious burst of what I call "Rebekah brilliance," I decided to set some shiny bumper guards on my lane.

A "no work at night or on the weekends" kind of deal. Absolutely genius.

On the first Saturday of my new unplugged regime, I went out for family game night. But while waiting for my turn, a new client query rolled through my mind, knocking down any hopes of being present. I was so distracted calculating how to best handle it on Monday that I nearly missed the thumbhole.

That message stuck with me like that one stubborn pin that doesn't fall. It hijacked my weekend, inflating my stress levels higher than a 7-10 split crisis.

What did I learn? Even the perfect strike needs a good aim. Jotting down tasks in one place and scheduling a dedicated time to handle them can effectively act as the ultimate foundation frame. You can enjoy the game without dropping the ball on your foot.

Rebekah Radice

About Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, co-founder of BRIL.LA, has traded narcissism for purpose. When not driving growth, you'll find her tricking family into thinking she's Emeril Lagasse - likely covered in marinara. The spotlight was fun, but impact is better. These days she's using 20+ years of brand brilliance for good.