Hi, this is Miriam Castilla and welcome to the Manifesting Playground for Soulful Women in Business. Where we practice the art and science of Effectology. Marrying the magical with the practical so you can have more money and more time, the easy way – without all the hustle.

Let’s talk about the key to achieving work life balance.

So, particularly if you’re in business, your own business AND if you’re a woman, and you have some kids and maybe a partner to boot, then you’ll probably be constantly chasing and wishing that you could reach this holy grail of work life balance. This utopian place where you’re on top of it all, work is getting done, life is being managed and you still manage to leave the house with hair and makeup in tact. Trust me, I put hair and makeup on just to record these videos. I don’t always look like this, so I totally know where you’re coming from.

Here’s what I’ve learned over the years about work life balance.

It doesn’t actually exist.

There is no such thing as everything being in perfect balance. Especially if you’re in business and especially if you’re a woman. But there is such a thing as achieving balance within, as achieving a place where you feel balanced, where you feel centered, where you feel like everything is working itself out.

And, yep, sometimes there are little emergencies and sometimes the unexpected happens but you retain your center. You retain your balance.

That is the true meaning of work life balance.




Because, you know what, there is no real separation between you, work, and life. It is all the same thing. Especially when you’re in business for yourself. Your business IS your life. Your business is an integral part of you. You can’t separate it. You can’t divide your time up. You can’t divide your portions of time or your energy or what’s available up between work and life. It is all one. It is all part of you. Ultimately, that is actually the place you want to get to. Where you’re completely integrated and balanced. And whether “working” or spending time with your children it still lights you up and it fulfills you.

The key is to actually put yourself first and to make sure that you feel balanced and in alignment. That is the key to then managing everything that you’re having to manage on the outside of you.

And look, I know that sometimes, you just gotta get shit done and get back on top of things. If that’s what you need a hand with right now because before you can even start thinking about going to your yoga class or doing morning meditation and your brain is stuck on “But I just need to get on top of these 3, 4, 5 or a million things.” I urge you to pick just 5, maximum, of the most important things and grab yourself a copy of my effectiveness book. It’ll take you through the top tips and tricks I know for getting more done in less time and staying sane in the process. It’s a bit of a band-aid to be honest, because the key to actually achieving that state of balance, like I just said, is for you to actually get in alignment. But sometimes you just need to get some stuff done, then get in alignment, then get some more stuff done.

So, if you need that, please grab it from the link in the description.

Until I see you next time, keep on embracing your beautiful and unlimited potential.

Bye for now!


If you’re desperately needing to get some serious shit done and get life back under control, reach for this! It’s the Effectiveness Book – packed with 7 simple tricks for getting juggling family & business while staying sane in the process.