Your Business Or Your Life?

June 10, 2009

Is the rest of your life suffering because of your business? Do you believe you’ll never be a success unless you put in at least 70 hours a week? That’s what I used to think. So many successful business owners seemed to survive on 4 hours sleep a night and have no life outside of work, I thought I should do the same.

Trouble is, I missed an important fact. The folk I’d read about were successful in terms of growing their business quickly and making a lot of cash. But they really didn’t have much else to brag about – they didn’t have a life.

Cash and growth aren’t worth much if your health is suffering, you barely ever see your family and friends and you’ve put off doing anything remotely interesting with your life for at least 5 years.

I’m not saying you don’t need to put in a lot of hard work when you start a business but it shouldn’t be at the expense of everything else. But you don’t have to choose between your business or your life. Check out these great resources to help you achieve a balance:

1. Time isn’t important – it’s what you do in that time that counts. If you struggle with time management, check out: Grilled Frog On Toast Anyone?

Eating ready made crap and depriving yourself of sleep, to spend more time working on your business is counter productive. Check out 100 great resources for preparing healthy meals quickly. And if you don’t sleep well, you can learn how to sort out your sleep patterns here. It will really improve your life.

Coming up with new ideas is essential, if you want to be successful in your business and life. But most people don’t come up with their best ideas when they’re working. Check out 27 Ways to Fuel Your Imagination & Come Up With Great Ideas.

Are you working every waking hour, or do you feel as though your having to choose between your business or life?

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