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Maintaining a Work-Life Balance | Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

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Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings highlights how you can maintain a work-life balance without burnout.

Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings on Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

Hard work and persistence play a vital role in the success of an enterprise. And at times, individuals might get caught up in the strive to achieve success to the extent that they forget about their well-being and their responsibility to family and friends. What does it take for individuals to free themselves from these unhealthy habits and achieve a sustainable, rewarding work-life balance?

Let Go of Perfectionism

The first step towards achieving a work-life balance is going easy on oneself. According to most people, a work-life balance means achieving everyday work goals and still being able to get time for friends and family. And although this would be the ideal work-life balance, it might not be achievable each day. As such, it’s crucial that a person comes to terms with the fact that sometimes, they’ll be more productive at work, and at times they won’t. Remember, even time spent with friends or family or simply pursuing one’s hobbies counts as a productive day.

Pause and Denormalize

At times, the best thing a person can do for their health and work productivity is to unplug and take some time off for themselves. This time can be spent either alone at home or in nature. Moreover, a person can opt to spend time with friends or family, catch up and do non-work-related activities. This includes traveling to a new place, camping, or hiking. Even simple activities like watching a movie or spending time alone reading a novel can be a great way to reduce burnout and work-related stress. During this time, it’s essential for a person to avoid indulging in any work-related phone calls or emails unless it’s an emergency. Remember to have a clear definition of what constitutes an emergency and what is not.

Regular Exercise

Although it might seem like there’s not enough time for work, social life, and exercise, that’s far from the truth. The problem is that when most people think of exercising, the immediate thought is creating time for the gym. And although that’s one way to exercise, it’s not the only way. Even low-impact exercises such as walking or jogging can have numerous health benefits.

Don’t forget to get enough sleep and rest. This will affect not only a person’s productivity but also their overall health. Inadequate sleep can lead to difficulty concentrating, declined problem-solving ability as well as impaired judgment.



About Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is the president and Co-CEO of OTC Global Holdings, the largest Independent Inter-dealer Broker of Commodities in North America and Europe. Joe has years of experience in commodity brokerage, specifically natural gas and oil. Joe Kelly’s zest for life, sense of collaboration, and ability to see the big picture are just a few reasons he is so successful in his endeavors. His contagious enthusiasm also generates a company culture that’s a uniquely positive experience.

Joe graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He began his career on the New York Mercantile Exchange floor, working for ED&F Man. During this period, Joe learned the ins and outs of commodity futures and the value of a diverse derivatives marketplace. In addition to his work, Joe Kelly’s other great passion is the sport of rugby. In addition to the mental and physiological benefits, Joe sees it as a sport that shares many of the same rules as business. When OTC Global Holdings formed their first international office in London, Joe relocated and was instantly smitten by the spirit of the sport and the guiding principles of the game. Unlike American football, rugby has a lack of physical support for players, making communication and synergy all the more invaluable. Much like in business, everybody has an important role to play, not just for the protection and success of their teammates but for the club as a whole. Visit his websites to learn more!

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Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

Joe Kelly operates one of North America’s and Europe’s largest independent interdealer brokers of commodities as Co-CEO and President of OTC global holdings (OTCGH). Discover more at!

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