Alt Chat Wednesday: Is Doing It All the New Having It All?

Is doing it all the new having it all? How are you setting goals for your business? What are you saying no to for the moment? Join us Wednesday November 11 at 9AM PST/12PM EST to discuss.

Is doing it all the new having it all? How are you setting goals for your business? What are you saying no to for the moment? Join us Wednesday November 11 at 9AM PST/12PM EST to discuss.

By: Eden Hensley; Photo by Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

The media landscape has changed. Online influencers and creatives have moved beyond a blog and online advertising as a main or sole stream of income. What this has meant is a dizzying array of seemingly unending tasks that need to be done. Content creation and curation. Impeccable visual styling. Promotion. Research. Constant learning. Experimentation.

Everywhere you turn nowadays it seems you’re not doing enough. Our bar of success seems not to be whether we’re happy, but are we doing what we love? Or if not, are we getting closer to it?

During her Alt Summer 2014 keynote, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! cautioned us to stop striving for balance between work and life and instead embrace the more realistic Juggle. She focuses on one area at a time and checks in frequently to make sure one area isn’t dominating over another over the long haul.

How are you approaching your creative goals? Are you striving for balance or embracing the juggle?

Join us Wednesday November 11 at 9AM PST/12PM EST/4PM GMT on Twitter for #AltChat as we look at balance and time management and find out what we’re saying yes to, as well as what we’re saying no to. 

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.