Would you rather have balance or satisfaction? The research upon which Off Balance was based shows overwhelmingly that people want satisfaction much more than they want balance. And yet, one of the most dominant topics in the area of personal and professional development for the past twenty years has been work-life balance.Off Balance is more than just a book. It presents a system that Kelly uses with his Fortune 500 clients, his team, and himself to drive increasing levels of satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down. He teaches us how to cultivate energy so that we have plenty left for our passions when we are finished fulfilling our responsibilities. And finally, in five clear steps, he shows us how to use his Personal & Professional Satisfaction System to establish our priorities and honor them even when we feel pulled in a hundred different directions.
The beautiful thing about satisfaction is you know when you have it, and you know when you don’t. Do you have it? Short, insightful, and life changing, Off Balance gives us all the tools we need to go sleep every night knowing who we are, what matters most, and that our lives make sense.
OFF BALANCE Videos from Matthew Kelly
In this short video, Matthew Kelly previews Off Balance. He introduces the book, shares background for the concept, and explains how he hopes readers benefit from the book's content.
This video features Matthew Kelly sharing some of his observations that led him to write Off Balance. He discusses how we all desire to have lives that are personally and professionally satisfying.
"How is the best way to live?" Philosophers and thinkers since Plato and Aristotle have pondered this question. Matthew Kelly shares how the work-life balance conversation of our modern age is our approach to ask and answer this question. In his book, Off Balance, Matthew Kelly provides a system to help us address this question in our own life by focusing on a life that is personally and professionally satisfying.
Our experience of life expands with more energy. Off Balance provides a system for developing greater levels of personal and professional satisfaction. Increasing personal energy is an integral part of that system. In this video, Matthew Kelly discusses how increasing energy and increasing levels of personal focus helps us to grow our personal and professional satisfaction.
Order Your Copy of Off Balance Today
Visit one of the below online retailers to order your copy today. Off Balance is available in bookstores everywhere. Bulk pricing discounts are available through Floyd Consulting. Send Dan Brunnert an e-mail to inquire about purchasing quantities of OFF BALANCE in bulk.
OFF BALANCE Assessment - What's Your Work-Life Balance Score?
If you can measure it, you can change it! Pages 48-59 of Off Balance feature an assessement to measure your personal and professional satisfaction. Click here to take your complimentary Off Balance assessment. The online version of the Off Balance Assessment will provide you with your personal and professional satisfaction scores. As an additional bonus, you will be able to select and download pdf worksheets based on your score so you can identify what's working and what you can do to improve your personal and professional satisfaction. You'll learn what you can do to apply the concepts from Off Balance in your own life and receive specific actions to help you increase your personal and professional satisfaction.
OFF BALANCE Priority Exercise Worksheet
Establishing priorities is critical to implementing the system in Off Balance. As Matthew Kelly mentions on page 122 of Off Balance, The Floyd Team has developed a worksheet to help you identify your personal or professional priorities. You can download it here, print it, and use it with your team or for your own planning. A short instructional video will be available soon.
Praise for Off Balance
"So many people today aspire to be the best-version-of-themselves but slowly sacrifice that vision to the demands of full and busy lives. How helpful to read a work that takes us beyond that constant tug-of-war to a place where balance with grace, rather than imbalance with regret, is the outcome."
Director, Talent Strategy
“There is nothing more difficult, as working mothers and fathers both know, than juggling personal and professional demands without sacrificing their own happiness. We’re so happy to hear a “male” perspective - shared by Matthew Kelly who shows us how to align our priorities to get what we are really looking for – life satisfaction. Everyone with a job (inside or outside the home) should read this book."
Cathy L. Greenberg & Barrett S. Avigdor
New York Times Bestselling Authors
What Happy Working Mothers Know
"Matthew Kelly’s Off Balance properly reframes the question of work-life balance into a question of personal satisfaction. I personally believe that living a life driven by a purpose is more meaningful and rewarding than meandering through life without direction. We find that employees, who live their purpose in everything they do, have higher personal satisfaction. Proof positive to Matthew’s thesis."
Robert A. McDonald
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
The Procter & Gamble Company
“Off Balance is not for everyone – only those who are interested in finding more energy and satisfaction in life. But if you’re one of those, then this short, compelling and well-organized book might just rock your world.”
President, The Table Group
Bestselling Author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Invite Matthew Kelly To Share the Message of OFF BALANCE At Your Company Event
Invite Matthew Kelly to personally share the insights from Off Balance at your next company offsite, sales meeting, annual conference or other event. Click here to download a brochure about this new offering from Matthew Kelly.
OFF BALANCE Workshop
Are you looking for a powerful team training experience to give the people in your department or entire organization greater personal clarity so they can lead more satisfying lives? Invite Matthew Kelly or a member of The Floyd Team to conduct an interactive training workshop to share Off Balance principles with your team. Help your people become better versions of themselves in their personal life and your entire team, department, or organization will become a better version of itself. Click here to download a brochure and learn more.
The Dream Manager Resources - The Dream Builder Exercise
Do you know what your dreams are? Have you stopped dreaming? Would you like support to expand your dreams? Our free Dream Builder Exercise will guide you through a process so you can expand your existing dream list or get your list started for the first time. You’ll receive the results of your Dream Builder Exercise via e-mail so you can add them to your dream book or simply have them to review. Click here to get started building your dream list or adding new dreams to an existing list.
View The Dream Manager feature in St. Louis Small Business Monthly
See how The Dream Manager is making an impact for businesses and teams. Click here to see The Dream Manger feature article in a recent edition of St. Louis Small Business Monthly. Click here to see the article. The full article is available on pages 14 and 15. Also review page 16 to see the profile of Certified Dream Manager® Larry Nystedt discussing the impact the Dream Manager Program is making.
Order Your Copy of The Dream Manager Today
Visit one of the below online retailers to order your copy today. The Dream Manager is available in bookstores everywhere. Bulk pricing discounts are available through Floyd Consulting. Send Dan Brunnert an e-mail to inquire about purchasing quantities of The Dream Manager in bulk.
Suggested Reading From Matthew Kelly and The Floyd Team
Clients and event attendees frequently ask what books Matthew Kelly or members of the Floyd Team suggest as helpful resources. All of the below books provide inspiration and practical ideas to help individuals and teams become better versions of themselves.
Teams and Business
- Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
- Leading Change – John Kotter
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
- The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
- E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
- The Discipline of Market Leaders – Michael Treacy
- The Experience Economy – B. Joseph Pine and James H. Gilmore
- The Hungry Spirit - Charles Handy
Personal Leadership and Self-development
- As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
- How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
- Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
- Getting Things Done – David Allen
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- One Small Step Can Change Your Life – Robert Maurer
- It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be - Paul Arden
Free Resource Downloads!
Each quarter, the Floyd Team will provide resources, worksheets, or documents available for visitors to the Floyd Consulting website. Currently, we are featuring a special OFF BALANCE resource. This particular bonus resource is a recorded coaching call that Matthew conducted with a business owner discussing insights from OFF BALANCE. You can listen to the recording and learn additional ways you can apply the lessons from OFF BALANCE to your life.
Simply complete the below short form and share your contact details. After receiving your contact details, a link will be sent to you so that you can listen to the call to become a better-version-of-yourself and acheive greater levels of personal and professional satisfaction!