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Vacation Is Much Needed In Any Entrepreneurial Journey

I managed to take a family vacation with my wife’s family for 7 days. It’s going well. But just because I’m on vacation, doesn’t mean works stops. I’m very fortunate that I have a teammate that can pick up the the slack while I take a break.

It’s important to keep mental health in mind. There is nothing worse than burn out in an entrepreneurial journey.

Right now I’m enjoying the Outer Banks of North Carolina and managing to not work too much. Though I’m not not working much, I’m luckily able to stay connected.

It’s all about balance — work/life balance. Don’t forget about your mental health it’s important.

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Quarantine Life A Challenge For Sure

Quarantine life is definitely challenging.

The kiddo is obviously home and has to learn, wife has to find a job (she’s a real catch for any company looking for a business manager or biz ops person, hint hint), and I have to keep Goldstein Media well oiled and moving.

So far it’s being done, but not without a lot of stress.

I wish I could say that this extra time with my family is fun and relaxing, but it’s only the former sometimes and never the latter.

By the way, I refuse to call this “The New Normal!” There is nothing normal about this. It’s “The New Not Normal!”

How is everyone else doing?

(This was originally a status message on LinkedIn. Thought I’d post it here as well.)

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Work/Life Balance As A Solopreneur

Work/life balance is important in any job, but especially when you’re an entrepreneur and even more so a solopreneur.

In every job there is the opportunity to overwork and neglect yourself and your family, but this is even more prevalent when you’re a solopreneur.

Though people don’t mean ill by this, often when you’re on your own, or an entrepreneur, they email you at all times. Many don’t expect you to get to their requests until business hours, but some want it done right then.

Setting boundaries with your work and home life is crucial to staying sane and taking care of yourself mentally and physically.

This applies the opposite way as well…

This also goes for home life as well. Setting boundaries while at work with family is also important. When you work for yourself family and friends often expect you to be able to drop everything to help them. This can be as detrimental to your work life as your clients asking for work done on the weekend.

It’s all about setting boundaries. People will respect these boundaries if you make them a priority in life.

What do you think? Post you thoughts below.