The New Reality

Finding The Right Balance

With the majority of the globe on lock down/quarantine. I’ve seen a trend toward more online interaction. While this is good, we need to remember to not only take time for ourselves, but also our family that is with us in real life (IRL).

Last weekend I attended WordCamp San Antonio virtually. It was so much fun, but it took a toll on my 7 year-old son. He missed me.

This weekend there is yet another WordPress/digital conference. Though I’d like to attend, I’m going to only make one or two sessions and spend the rest of my time getting some work done and spending time with the family.

It’s all about priorities. And my family is #1.

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Work/Life Balance

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.