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Dr. David Friedman offers a cutting edge approach to achieving optimal health by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Each week he interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures and New York Times bestselling authors who all share a common goal of helping others get healthy in the sickest developed country in the world… good ole USA.

How to Achieve the Ultimate Work/Life Balance

Summary: Learn how you can achieve ultimate life/work balance with a very simple approach.
Air Date: 1/12/17
Duration: 22:32
Host: David Friedman, DC
Guest Bio: Samantha Ettus
Samantha-EttusAs a work/life wellness expert, Samantha Ettus has worked with thousands of CEOs, celebrities and professionals who want to maximize their potential. Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a national bestselling author, a writer for Forbes, a sought after speaker, a TV contributor and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam was the first person to be quoted in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.

Sam has a powerful social media following and makes regular national appearances on shows including Access Hollywood, The Today Show, The Security Brief, and Fox and Friends, among others to discuss career and lifestyle advice. She spent two years as host of leading internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with Gary Vaynerchuk.

More than 400 experts have written chapters for Sam’s bestselling Experts’ Guide book series published by Random House. Contributors include luminaries such as Rachael Ray, Richard Branson, Suze Orman and Barbara Corcoran. This is her fifth book.

Sam sits on a number of for profit and non-profit boards. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York with her husband and three children.
  • Book Title: The Pie Life
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How to Achieve the Ultimate Work/Life Balance
Many women have no healthy framework to think about integrating "work" and "life," particularly once they have children and feel like they must choose parenting over career.

Unfortunately, once a woman leaves the workforce, her choices are severely limited. Approximately only 40 percent women who take time off to raise kids will find full-time work again.

Additionally, studies show that when one partner quits the workforce to stay at home, it affects the relationship dramatically; mostly in a negative way. To combat this, Samantha Ettus, work/life balance expert, advises to do a daily check in, just the two of you, for at least 20 minutes per day.

Sam's new book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe For Success and Satisfaction, discusses how you can (and should) stay involved in six or seven areas of life, instead of just one or two. These include health, friends, relationship, career, hobbies, and community. Make a goal for each slice of your life, and have a few bites of each of those slices on a daily or weekly basis.

Sam also offers these nuggets of guidance:

  • Enlist the help of a supportive partner.
  • Involve your kids as much as possible.
  • Practice efficient time management.
  • Recognize that friends are vital to your health.
  • Understand that individuals with hobbies are far more productive at work. 
Listen in as Sam joins Dr. Friedman to share more about her book, as well as how you can achieve work/life balance with her very simple approach.