It’s one thing to come home and complain about the boss who doesn’t understand your needs at home, but what about when that boss and business owner is you?
- It’s lonely at the top and it’s lonely when you are a solo -preneur. Perspective is needed. Define your values and goals clearly and get an accountability partner to meet with weekly to ensure you are on track. Are your activities matching up?
- Stress stat – trying to do it all can take us to stress stats where we have an abundance of data where health suffers and no goals can be met.
- Define success (what are your metrics? Satisfying relationships, $$, Esteem in the community etc.) Depending on your metrics, you may not need to pull 70-80 hour work weeks…
- Don’t seek balance…if you are doing what you love and not hurting others…why not submerge yourself in it if that’s what you want to do? Some people feel they are living the dream…being their own boss so who are we to say they need to structure their life on different terms?
Kelly Walsh is an expert in work-life balance practices and employee negotiating tactics.