Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. - Jim Rohn
THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE / WORK BALANCE
MAKE TIME FOR NON-WORK PEOPLE & ACTIVITIES A PRIORITY NOW.
If you could track what people talk about and spend their time doing the most, you would probably think that for many entrepreneurs, business is the most important thing in their life; because they spend most of their time, focus, and energy on it. This can be an uncomfortable reality to face because we know that we should prioritize other things such as family, friends, fitness, and faith above or equal to our business, but many times we don't.
When you love doing something it doesn't feel like work, and the hours can fly by; but many times other people in your life don't see it or feel it that way. Being aware of this and setting aside time for non-work people and activities will pay big dividends in the strength of your relationships, your health (mental & physical), your creativity and your productivity. The most successful entrepreneurs in the world agree that taking time for non-work activities is a key part of innovation, and the hours away from the desk can add to your effectiveness by opening up creativity needed to solve complex problems.
If you are just starting out, one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success is to be honest with yourself and the people in your life about how much time it will take to get the business to a point where it produces the financial results you want. If you consider yourself a person of faith there are other considerations as well you may want to explore as you build your plan.
LIFE + WORK BALANCE WORKSEET:
A big part of our company's purpose is to help entrepreneurs count the potential costs of their decisions related to starting & growing their businesses. As such, we are pleased to provide resources that make it easier to for entrepreneurs to explore how they spend their time, and the likely time-cost of starting & growing a small business. We hope you find them helpful as you plan your future.