Tag: work-life balance

How To Avoid Being A Workaholic

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost

I’d be the first to admit, that when you run your own business (in our case two businesses) one can easily slip down the path of working endless hours and forget about what my real priorities should be. It’s so easy to stop noticing the small joys life can bring and turn yourself into a workaholic.

When you’re a small business owner, in many cases you have to wear a lot of hats – a boss, administrator, marketer, blog post writer, supplier…you name it.

To avoid the slippery path of overworking yourself and focusing on business only, we have to ask ourselves what our values are.

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Why It’s OK Not To be 100% All The Time

Today I would like to elaborate on something different than the usual business plan, target markets and sales funnels I am talking about in our blog. This blog post is not scheduled, but I do believe it sends an important message.

I was supposed to write a very long and detailed piece of paper yesterday. I didn’t. Instead, I took care of my admin work, talked to some clients, studied for an hour and spent the rest of the day outside in our yard. Did I feel guilty? You bet I did! Then in one of the movies I saw somebody said:

“ Even if you don’t finish everything on your list for the day, that doesn’t make you a bad person, you are not a failure and it doesn’t mean you are a lazy person”.

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