Work. Life. Balance.

Work. Life. Balance.

By Michael Panik, Michael Ray
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Learn to find balance at work and at play, plus avoiding and recognizing workplace abuse. Every episode we'll look at the warning signs and resolutions for different toxic workplace behaviors. Hosted by Michael Panik and Michael Ray.
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Learn to find balance at work and at play, plus avoiding and recognizing workplace abuse. Every episode we'll look at the warning signs and resolutions for different toxic workplace behaviors. Hosted by Michael Panik and Michael Ray.

More places to listen

Ep. 16 - Quitting Your Job, Two Different Ways
There are two radically different ways you can leave a job. Before you choose either, always examine your options carefully, and know what you're up against, plus some warning signs that you, or your employee, is ready to move on. If you're ready to make the jump to your next career move, or know someone who is, this is the episode for you! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:20:26
November 21, 2019
Ep. 15 - How to Take a Vacation
If you’re the kind of person who never takes a day off, only takes a long weekend and only spontaneously, or just has general problems with vacationing as a whole, this episode is for you! We hear way too often and know way too many people who would all out refuse to take a vacation. This can have damaging effects long-term. If you are afraid that you may be headed down that path, by all means listen on.
1:18:41
November 4, 2019
Ep. 14 - Warning Signs From a Land Down Under
G'day, all! Today we hear from a listener in Australia with a lot of messy warning signs of a bad, toxic work environment. We're excited to share her story and delve into issues that are global, in more ways than one! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:18:06
October 9, 2019
Ep. 13 - Sleep . . . sleep . . . s l e e p
In the past you've heard us harp on the importance of sleep. A good nights' sleep can set a whole day in motion, but a bad day's sleep can cost it all. if you deal with chronic sleep trouble, irritability, tiredness during the day, or any other sleep-related issues, your life can go off the rails quick. Now's the time to get it under control! We also have a go at a minisode - a writer asks about taking time between internship and job, and about rocking the boat. Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
59:08
September 19, 2019
Ep. 12 - Nutjob Nancy, or, the Client Coworker
We've talked a lot on this show about bad and messy managers - the people in control having no control. This episode sheds light on a different, and often more-prevalent issue: crazy coworkers. Especially in the cases where those coworkers become clients - a calamity! Despite the alliteration, if you've ever dealt with a coworker with negative, erratic, or explosive behavior, this story - easily the best we've ever received - and this episode are both just for you. Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:08:28
September 4, 2019
Ep. 11 - I Only Need Me
Way too often we hear of people dealing with coworkers and managers with a "I don't need you" mentality. How can you deal with someone like that? Day in, day out always trying to make you believe that they're in total control and you're just there to help them, if you're lucky. We delve in and try to understand the mind of the "lone wolf" and offer resolve to working alongside them. Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:04:32
August 20, 2019
Ep. 10: Guest: Tess Brigham
Tess Brigham, MFT, BCC, is a San Francisco-based therapist and life coach specializing in millennials and 20-somethings at the crossroads of their lives. She's written articles for and been featured in CNBC, HuffPost, Yahoo!, Bustle, and more. She's an amazing person with a brilliant mind, and she was kind enough to be our guest this week on W.L.B. Check out Tess at her website (https://tessbrighamcoaching.com) and be sure to grab a copy of her e-book while you're there! (https://tessbrighamcoaching.com/book) Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:03:15
August 14, 2019
Ep. 9: Using Personal Connections for Business Gains
You see it all the time on social media, at the gym, at church, at the club. Wherever you are, it's like there's always somebody trying to talk business at the wrong time. This episode is unique - we tackle a situation more on the life side, and one that may challenge you to check yourself and think about what you may be doing wrong. It's an easy trap to fall for - be vigilant! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:08:28
August 6, 2019
Ep. 8: So You Work For A Narcissist
Narcissism is everywhere - the workplace is no different. A lot of times, narcissists find the need to start and run businesses, since they see themselves as the most qualified to do so. Dealing with a self-obsessed boss? Not sure what you can do about it? This is the episode for you! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:09:39
July 31, 2019
Ep. 7: Guest: Hannah Green
Hannah Green is a fabulous graphic designer and lettering artist, as well as friend of the show. She joins us today to talk about her experiences with side work and negativity surrounding it. To see Hannah's work and show her some social love, look her up on Insta (@hannahmaeletterco) and check out her store at http://hannahmaeletterco.com! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:03:09
July 26, 2019
Ep. 6: Unpredictable Bosses
An anonymous listener writes in about a boss that's as unpredictable as a storm or the end of the world. How can you possibly deal with someone whose next move is a total mystery? Our experiences, their experiences, and more on episode number six! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:17:00
July 17, 2019
Ep. 5: When Saying Yes Is A Bad Thing
We all have problems overcommitting ourselves. Are you just the person that says "yes" to everything? Are you afraid to say "no"? This episode is just for you, oh yes-men and yes-women of the world! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:13:25
July 10, 2019
Ep. 4: Physical Effects
Has your stress gotten the better of your physical wellbeing? What if your physical side effects - the headaches, sores, and small pains - are just in your head; stress and overwork being released from your mind? Learn how to combat life’s little pains by dealing with your workload! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:13:02
June 26, 2019
Ep. 3: Driving Away Life Relationships
How often do you get told, "You seem tired."? Are you always struggling to let your life dictate work, not the other way around? Do your friends not call; have you stop calling? Are you worried you're driving away what matters most - the people in your life? Listen on, oh listener. Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:08:18
June 18, 2019
Ep. 2: Guilt: When You Can't Find The Off Switch
Do you feel like you're always working? Won't allow yourself to take a break? Does the thought of leaving work for a week terrify you? Fear not, and listen on!
1:03:37
June 11, 2019
Ep. 1: Drudgery: When Everyday is a Monday
Does every day feel like a Monday? Do you dread checking your phone for fear of the harassing calls/texts/emails? Will everything be better once that one person leaves? When that big project is done? When you fire one particular client? This is the episode for you! Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? Email us at worklifebalanceshow@gmail.com!
1:07:49
June 5, 2019
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