Balance Beyond the Beam

Balance. For me, it’s about setting my priorities, because there are so many distractions. I’m a busy person. I’m involved in a lot of things.
I’ve got a business and a family and lots of personal goals as well. It’s about really setting those priorities and trying to keep them as minimal as possible.
First and foremost, I need to spend time with my family. I need to get my daily dose of my dog and taking him for a walk with my daughter.
Also, it’s about exercise. If I don’t move my body, everybody around me can feel it. I may deny that I need it, but it’s something that’s a daily requirement — whether it’s 30 minutes or an hour-and-a-half to move my body, every single day.

It’s the easiest thing to let go when things are busy, but I’ve made it the one thing that has to get that done.
It’s shifting the perspective, and that’s how I think I achieve balance in my life. I just continually shift those perspectives, and I circle back to the priority - it’s like a meditation. As your day starts to get crazy, it’s like, `Okay. What’s really important to me?’  And my two big priorities are my family and being active.”

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