I pretty much live by the Pareto principle (80–20 rule). So my goal is to get roughly 80% of the effects from 20% of the work. I started at a Fortune 100 company in 1999 while working on my Masters. Not long after I was teaching Group Fitness at a Gym and starting a family. That's when the challenges of balancing life hit me hard, as you might imagine.
I started Podcasting and creating courses after helping start an employee group pertaining to Health and Fitness. After speaking and getting speakers for multiple Lunch @ Learns and seeing how many more people watched and participated afterwards, I wanted to extend the content. Now I try to share my struggles, disclose what I'm working on, and record when I'm talking. I'm always learning, so I try to partner whenever I can so I can maximize what I'm learning.
It took me two years to embed Primal into my life, and I'm still not done learning. Not sure what I'm talking about? Read the Mark's Daily Apple overview, as it is so much better than what I could write.
Full disclosure: I'm a Primal Blueprint Certified Coach, and I work at Gold's Gym teaching Les Mills group fitness, so you at least know my angle.