As the events of 2020 unfolded — Covid-19, economic and employment pain, and undeniable evidence of systemic social injustice — many of us reconnected to our core values and doubled down on what we stand for.
I always want to be transparent with you about who I am and what I care about most.
As I build Rebalance Wellbeing, the following core values inform every decision. As I learn from others and experiences, they will likely become clearer and more refined.
Rebalance Wellbeing Embraces
- Integrity and respect: Act in alignment with what is right + true, especially when it’s challenging. Approach all interactions seeking first to understand, then to being understood. Treat others fairly and respectfully — regardless of gender, age, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, ability, language, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Open-hearted inclusion: Everyone is welcome. All are seen and heard. Make room at the table for different viewpoints, share power, and work together so that no one is left behind and ALL prosper.
- Open-minded growth: Be curious and willing to try new ways of thinking + doing. Commit to lifelong learning to address bias. Have the courage to make mistakes and apologize.
- Personal responsibility: Be true to your word. Take charge of your choices in work + life and own the consequences. Stop making excuses. Do and be better.
- Work-life integration: Redefine how to work, parent, and achieve financial freedom — without sacrificing wellbeing.
- Lifelong wellbeing: Do your best to take good care of yourself and those you care about most — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually — keeping in mind the seasons of life. Incorporate well-recognized human tendencies with individual uniqueness to continuously rebalance wellbeing.
- Extraordinary results: Live your life on your terms so you make your highest contribution to a better world. You’re here for a reason and the world needs your unique talents and gifts. Everyone loses when you play small. Go BIG!
To be even more explicit, this is who I am — proudly:
- I am spiritual, but not religious. I was raised a Christian and carry its principles of love in my thoughts, words, and actions, but no longer through organized religion. I believe in a higher power that connects all living things.
- I voted to remove Trump from office. The only good thing I can say about Trump is he has caused me to understand the importance of restoring our democracy and reuniting as a country of citizens who are more similar than different.
- I believe in all women’s rights. Their right to make healthcare choices for their bodies. Their right to say no. Their right to equal pay. Their right to equal opportunities.
- I believe in HUMAN RIGHTS. Black and brown lives matter. Love is love. No human is illegal. Children and elders deserve respect, loving care, and protection that reflects their ability to take care of themselves.
- I believe systemic racism exists and must be effectively addressed. Enough is enough. There are black and brown people who know what is needed in their communities to create educational, healthcare, housing, employment, and police reform opportunities — and they need support and money to make them happen. The time to listen, act, and change has arrived.
I am hopeful that our country has reached a tipping point. I’ve talked with family and friends about white privilege and how to better reduce its costs to our world. I’ve listened to non-white experts. I’ve ordered books to learn more. This is just a start … I want to be part of the solution and am considering ways to do that personally, professionally, and financially.
If you have different values or viewpoints and are open to honest and respectful communication, please continue to learn + grow alongside me. I don’t have all the answers, but I am committed as a straight white woman to do better and continue to double down on kindness and inclusion.
My hope is that we’ll remain connected and learn from one another. We’re each on our own journey and I want to offer support and resources as you redefine how to work, parent, and achieve financial freedom that leads to extraordinary results as YOUR legacy to a better world.
Note: Special thanks to Cailen Ascher, of the 3-Day Workweek Schedule, for supplying the initial inspiration for this post. Her heart and mind are always in the right place.