Michelle Bonahoom on Practicing What She Preached About Work/Life Balance

Michelle Bonahoom on Practicing What She Preached About Work/Life Balance

Joining me for Episode #14 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Michelle Bonahoom, Founder and CEO of VisionOne High Performance Group and founder of the “We are Unstoppable” movement. She is also the author of the book Unstoppable: 7 Simple Steps to Get Unstuck, Make the Big Change, and Unlock Your Potential.

Today, we talk about some mistakes that Michelle made related to work/life balance, or the lack thereof. After her husband passed away suddenly, what did Michelle do to better practice what she preached when it came to work/life balance and other things that companies need to do in response to risk or bad events? We talk about that, being a “recovering perfectionist” and more in this episode. What can people do when they're stuck and fearing change? How do we know when we are making a mistake in terms of tweaking our plan or going back and trying something else?

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"I'm a recovering perfectionist. The biggest mistake is the need to be 100% right and to not be OK with 80% right."

"What's that one little thing you can do to create enough momentum to get you to take the next step?"

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is also a Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Marketing with the healthcare advisory firm, Value Capture.