Balancing Work and Life

Happiness & Fulfillment through effective management of work and life
Shyam · April 19, 2021


“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit – and you’re keeping all of them in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends, and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” – Brian Dyson, former vice chairman and COO of Coca-Cola.

This course will help employees hone in on what matters most to them, and develop strategies for setting priorities for using time in personally meaningful ways.


  • Understand what work-life balance looks like in your life
    • Distinguish what is important in work life and personal life

    • Set priorities

  • Recognize signs your life is out of balance

  • Find personal solutions to create more balance by using the 3-step way:

    1. Clarifying purpose

    2. Setting realistic goals

    3. Establishing boundaries


  • Explain what work-life balance looks like in your life

  • Recognize signs your life is out of balance

  • The 3-step solution to create more balance

  • Skills practice


Do you feel life is out of order? Your work is impacting your personal life? Your personal life is affecting your work? ….. This course is for you.

About Instructor


Shyam Cholayil has over 25 years of experience in C-level and executive positions with world-leading technology corporations, including Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems across disciplines that include technology marketing, business strategy, and market development. While at Microsoft, he led business development for two of the tech giant’s most profitable lines: Windows Server and SQL Server. Shyam is a recognized electronic learning expert and consultant and has worked with clients including Dell, HP, Oracle Corporation, and Cognizant to execute experiential learning programs. Shyam holds an MBA from the Nanyang Business School in Singapore and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in renewable energy management at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz