February 2020

5 tips for better work/life balance

Did you think owning your own business would offer greater work/life balance? In a recent survey,* almost one-third of small business owners cited work/life balance as a reason they started their companies. However, the numbers speak for themselves:
  • 25% of small business owners work more than 40 hours a week.
  • 69% answer business emails in their free time.
  • 91% work weekends.
  • 26% never stop thinking about their business.
  • 16% haven’t taken a vacation in 4 years.

Although we can’t promise a perfect 50/50 work/life balance, our five tips will help to put you on the road to success.

  1. Prioritize. Focus on what’s truly important. Usually, that means work only you can do, that delivers high value and that serves your most important customers.
  2. Negotiate. Most of the time, clients are willing to be flexible. When you have multiple deadlines hitting at once, talk to your customers and see if you can extend your deadline.
  3. Delegate. Identify current tasks that your employees could handle and train them to take over.
  4. Get help. From hiring part-time contractors or virtual assistants to taking advantage of business apps that automate and streamline menial tasks, get the help you need.
  5. Schedule downtime. Even when you’re working your hardest, take the time to decompress. A simple game of tennis or lunch with friends will do wonders.

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*Source: GetResponse

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*Source: GetResponse