In her bestselling book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg writes, “There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life—and there’s no balance.” Once upon a time, when I was a full-time prosecuting attorney, I agreed with Sandberg. Since becoming a professional network marketer, I couldn’t disagree more. Balance is no longer a fairy tale.
Once I traded in my sixty-plus hour workweek in the courthouse for a professional network marketing career, everything shifted. I became the wife, mother, friend, and businesswoman I always knew I could be. And I did it without sacrificing who I am as a woman.
I began the process of creating balance by learning how to be accessible to my family, team, and customers—while staying centered, sane, and prosperous. Here’s how I do it:
You can do anything, but not everything—and that’s okay, because doing everything doesn’t equal balance. For me, balance is living a full, rich life with incredible experiences while helping others do the same.
PAMELA BARNUM is a former undercover police officer and federal prosecuting attorney who became a network marketing professional. In less than eighteen months she and her husband Kevin replaced more than two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars in combined salaries. In less than four years they achieved millionaire status in their company and have helped several of their business partners achieve a multiple-six-figure income.