Business leaders who are maxed out in their work are so lost in the day to day activity that they forget they have choices.

In many cases, it is easier to blame client demands or the economy or we say things like “I’m not good enough, so I have to keep digging deeper” It’s a paradox between being the hero and playing the victim.

You need to see your workload for what it is – a mountain of tasks that you have created. It’s important to recognise that you do have a choice and to remind yourself daily that every decision is your own.

Once you connect with the idea that the choice is yours as a business leader – work will become playful, joyful and meaningful.

Otherwise, you will become a character in someone else’s story, living a life that is not your own.

What character do you want to play in your life story?