This week I thought I would share with you an interview I did this week with the lovely Ellen Dorian.
As you know, I talk about quiet leaders and their relationships at work. Ellen is all about the personal relationships that help leaders to also build their companies. Ellen specialises in helping executives who are passionate about their jobs, businesses and careers, to get things in balance and stop neglecting their relationships.
This is so important at the moment, as the line between work and home has blurred even more and puts even more pressure on already stressed relationships. How do you draw the lines between home and work when you are at home all the time?
In the interview, Ellen remembers her Dad who used to sit in the drive every evening for 5 minutes after the drive home. When she asked him why he did that, he said it gave him time to set aside his work and be ready to spend time with his family.
The consequences of not paying attention to your relationship can be severe. When you are in an intense job you are making ‘withdrawals’ from the relationship bank account. And if you are always taking out of the account and not putting energy IN, then one day the account will run dry.
If you don’t make the effort, then don’t be surprised if you ‘come home’ to an empty house where people start to live separate lives. Which is tragic, when the reason you began working so hard was FOR the family, for your partner, for your future.
If any of that resonates with you, then please watch the whole interview here. Ellen talks about the Passionate Partners Project and how she helps people get their relationships back on track with her Relationship Refuel Program. It is really enlightening!