The concept of work-life balance is outdated and doesn’t help.  The work-life balance conversation is framed so that if one part of the equation wins, the other loses.  It implies that too much work will negatively impact life and vice-a-versa, that too much life will negatively impact work.  Work-life balance supporters encourage us to achieve a balance between the two, but the result of this balancing act is mediocrity in both areas. And when life happens and we need to