There’s an old saying: “An entrepreneur is someone who will work sixteen hours a day to keep from working eight hours for someone else.”
This is often too true – especially in the early days when you have to get the business off the ground and focus on making a profit.
Many people start a business to have more time with their family and then find out they’re spending less and less time with the people who are most important to them.
Don’t let your business cost you your family.
So, how do you find a balance between work and other aspects of your life?
family going well you need to spend time with them. Decide what times you’ll be working and when you’ll stop. This may need to be adjusted for big projects but keep your family informed so they’ll know what to expect.
Keeping your appointments with your partner and children is as important as the ones with your clients. If you say you’re going to take the kids fishing or to the movies, then do so. When you tell your spouse you’re going to hire a babysitter and go out for date night, then follow through. They’ll understand an occasional emergency. But if you make a habit of cancelling on them, they’ll quickly learn they are a low priority in your life.
Always remember the big picture and don’t get so bogged down in day-to-day details that you can’t take time to enjoy life.