Off Balance: Getting beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Matthew Kelly

Narrated By: Mike Chamberlain

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2011

Duration: 3 hours 55 minutes


The prescriptive follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dream Manager

One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no one has it. But Matthew Kelly believes that work-life balance was a mistake from the start—because we don't really want balance; we want satisfaction. Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down. He shows us how to cultivate the energy that will give us enough battery power for everything we need and want to do. And finally, in five clear steps, he shows us how to use his Personal & Professional Satisfaction System to establish and honor our biggest priorities, even if we spend a lot more time on some of the lesser ones.

"There is nothing more difficult, as working mothers and fathers both know, than juggling personal and professional demands without sacrificing their own happiness. We're so happy to hear a male perspective shared by Matthew Kelly, who shows us how to align our priorities to get what we are really looking for—life satisfaction.¬†Everyone with a job (inside or outside the home) should read this book."—Cathy L. Greenberg and Barrett S. Avigdor, New York Times bestselling authors of What Happy Working Mothers Know


  • Michele Cook

    Very good overall business book. It provides detailed examples of what to consider in order to have a deeply satisfying life. It's not about balance, but what provides a sense of accomplishment.