Achieving success in entrepreneurship is not a cakewalk. Working hard for it is a must. But that doesn’t mean one should be buried under work, come home with stress and hardly get time to spend with family. If you are such an entrepreneur for whom maintaining a work-life balance has become challenging because of your passion for work, this post can help you.
Here are 5 smart ways successful entrepreneurs maintain a work-life balance.
1. Wake Up Early
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is famous for starting his day at 5 am, VEON CEO and member of the board of directors of Uber Ursula Burns is known for sending emails at 5.15 am, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leaves his bed before dawn. Have you wondered why all these successful entrepreneurs wake up early every day?
The answer is quite simple. They wake up early to start their day early. And by doing that they can come home early which means having more time for their families.
So, my friend, always start your day early, so that you can finish off your work early, come home and spend more time with your family.
2. Delegate Unimportant Tasks
Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group that runs hundreds of companies, believes delegating day-to-day non-core tasks to a proficient team can help entrepreneurs have more time for their family. He never gets involved in petty tasks and waste time. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, also gives importance to hiring the right people to delegate work.
It is impossible to do each task associated with your business always in the same efficient manner. You should hire proficient staff and empower your existing employees. Delegate them the tasks that do not require your active participation every day. This way, you will get more time for your family.
3. Spend Quality Time with Your Family
Most successful entrepreneurs always find time to spend quality time with their families. They go for long walks with their partners, surprise them with lunch or dinner dates, play with kids and have short trips on weekends.
Having a busy work schedule all the time can hamper your family life and relation with loved ones. Smart entrepreneurs understand this and therefore prioritize their family’s activities.
So, no matter how much work pressure you have, never forget to find time for your loved ones.
4. Plan Your Business Tours Smartly
Mixing business with family travel is a smart move that often many entrepreneurs make. This way they get the chance to spend more time with their families. Also, their family members can explore new places and children can learn various life skills, such as being responsible, organized and respectful.
Are you having a business trip soon? Take your family with you.
5. Improve Your Personal Efficiency
Successful entrepreneurs manage their time so that juggling different things related to their work-life and family life becomes easy. They harness the benefits of technology and keep some limitations for themselves. You can do that too.
Maintain a calendar and to-do list, prioritize your daily work a night before, limit time for meeting your staff, use alarms to remember important events and phone calls, use automation software, and most importantly stop multitasking. The more organized you stay in your daily life the easier it will be for you to improve your efficiency. And the more efficient you become the less time you will need to finish off your work. As a result, you get more time to spend with your family.
The journey of a successful entrepreneur is never easy. You have to do lots of hard work. But in this course, you should not forget about your family. Follow the above-discussed tips and maintain a beautiful balance between your work and family.