We had the good fortune of connecting with Apryl Schlueter and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Apryl, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
One of the things I talk about in my book, Finding Success in Balance, is that balance is a term that differs from person to person, as well as during different phases of your life. It’s really important that if you’re hoping to achieve balance in your life, that you first define what that means to you, and then putting action steps in place in order to achieve it.

During COVID, my balance shifted to focusing solely on my own self-care and my family. I kept active components of my business active, but opted not to secure additional business. This proved to be crucial in my own mental health. This greatly differs from how I may have defined balance in college; as an example, making sure that I had an active social life while still getting good grades was how I would have previously defined it.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business differs from others because it offers a suite of different services. Because I am someone with what seems like an enormous toolbox of skills (i.e. I am a certified professional coach, a certified body language trainer, former engineer, former teacher, former operations/finance professional, former improv comedian…and more!) I want to have the flexibility to offer services that help people accomplish their own goals. I have been in business for 6 years, and I will say that the life of an entrepreneur is much more challenging than working for someone else because while you have the freedom to do things your way, you also have to create the structure for yourself to thrive. Luckily, I am a master at juggling multiple priorities, so I am able to do this well for myself, and teach others how to do this as well! Also, my business leads with HEART. I am not in business to just make money off of people, I truly want to help others, no matter where they are in their lives. Relationships and communication always take priority.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This is dedicated to my kiddos Justin and Ryan, and husband Tim for always keeping my life full of fun adventures!

Website: https://thecheerfulmind.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprylzschlueter/

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