Life. It’s a matter of balance.

The term “work-life balance” is often thrown around as the golden egg we are meant to aspire to. But what on earth does that even mean?

The reality is this: work is a part of life. What is being suggested with the term work-life balance is somewhat a red herring. Instead, it is simply life-balance.

Take a closer look at this image:

The balance between life and work.

The time frames are exactly the same in the top row of images as those in the bottom row.

But which would you rather have in your life?

Getting the balance right is not about how many hours you work.

You could work 70 hours doing something you love doing – you never grudge the time spent working on your hobbies and interests! Or work 20 hours a week in a job you detest.

The hours are irrelevant. How you FEEL doing those hours is critical.

If you are stuck in a job that makes you miserable, the balance is never going to be right.

You invest in a holiday for a brief respite.

But does that change the balance?

If you could invest less money to discover a job you’ll love, what difference would that make to your life-balance?

Work-life balance is a red herring idea.

Getting the balance right is a very simple concept.

How much of your time is spent doing the things you love?

Not enough?

Time to find your balance.

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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

Highly recommended

I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
- Greg M (Life Coaching)


Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
- Cat K (Career Coaching)