One of the biggest challenges you face as an entrepreneur, is a healthy work-life balance with your business and personal life.
Trying to fit the demands of promoting, managing and developing your businesses drains mega amounts of time away from your families.
And you’re not the only one.
The realities of the modern working life require business owners and team members alike to take on multiple roles and put in more time. Is it any wonder that family meals, family vacations and family times are at an all time low for the majority of the working population?
Studies show that the increasing demands of work today are putting more and more pressure on the workforce, making it harder for full-time workers to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
I am diligent at setting specific time for my family because I know it would be all too easy to focus on my vision and produce. So I know all too well that as a parent and a business professional, it isn’t easy.
3 Ways to Create Work/Life Balance
One of the easiest ways to make time is to plan it out. I put all my meetings and appointments into my calendar from spending time with the kids and date nights to business meetings and conferences – I mean everything goes on my calendar. If it’s not on my calendar, it doesn’t exist. The added benefit here is that if/when someone calls last-minute, I can honestly say, “I’ve already booked that time. Let me tell you when I’m available and see if we can make that work“.
It’s that simple. I don’t get overly stressed with shifting priorities because I plan it out beforehand.
Another option that’s become a growing trend with Gen Z, for those of you who aren’t workaholics, is part time work. The younger generation Z seem are more inclined to earn less to enjoy more free time, which frankly doesn’t sound like a bad idea, if you can make the financial realities come together.
Of course, as a real estate investor, I never “have” to work because I have passive streams of income. I still have to limit my work time to maintain a healthy work/life balance though, otherwise I get a serious case of tunnel vision – as I’m sure is the same for most entrepreneurs. Another option is to look into establishing passive streams of income for yourself, so you can take a page from Gen Z and stop trading all your time for money. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you’ve come to the right place.
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