Do you find balancing work, family, and life a constant battle? Does it feel overwhelming at times to juggle multiple responsibilities? Maybe you wonder how you can be a very good mother, be a good wife, hold your marriage together, and excel at your job. Our guest on the show today, Mrs. Bola Sotubo, shares secrets for improving work-life balance. She’s a wife, mother, grandmother, and a practicing clinical pharmacist for over 35 years. She’s also a certified coach and works with individuals to help them achieve their personal and professional goals and transform their lives.
Listen in and be encouraged as Bola shares her journey and the lessons she learned along the way. She also gives practical tips on finding work-life balance and setting priorities to reduce stress and align with your true purpose.
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Excerpts from our conversation on work-life balance
Tope: And so, being a pharmacist, how did you balance your professional life, being a wife and a mother?
Bola: [00:08:49] It was hard. I would say that. I will acknowledge that because sometimes when you think about where you are now, [00:09:00] what you have achieved, you think, yeah. You know, it was easy. It wasn’t easy. There were challenges that you quite right.
Bola: [00:09:09] Um, just finding that balance was tricky. Now whether I got it exactly right. I don’t know. Um, but we had to have childcare.
Bola: [00:09:25] Looking back, it probably wasn’t the best of childcare, but it was what we could afford at the time. So, my daughter had to go to a child finder. I looked for work.
Bola: [00:10:00] I met up with friends that were colleagues who had become friends. We had to work together…
Bola: So again, that was a network that really supported me. We supported each other really. There were times when maybe some of us sort of babysat for each other. We studied together.
Bola: [00:10:21] But also, most importantly, it was having my Christian faith. And just knowing that my faith in Jesus is a great foundation of hope.
Bola: [00:11:00] No matter what the challenge is, I know what God has said about me. My future is great.
Bola: [00:11:12] So whatever I’m going through, it’s only for a season, and I will overcome.
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Connect with Bola:
For executive, career, and transformation coaching, connect with Bola at Prime Coaching and consulting Coaching. https://www.primecoachingandconsulting.com/
Resources to help you get through hard times:
Weathering Storms: Finding Treasures in the Ruins
Thankful Every Day: A Gratitude Journal to Refresh Your Soul and Increase Your Joy
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