One of the big issues when you start your own business is whether or not you will have time to actually live your life. Striking a balance between the two has always been a problem for entrepreneurs. It was a big problem for me during the last 5 years since starting my business. Keep reading and find out five ways in which you can affect that balance without sacrificing your goals for either.
It is ironic. You start a business so that you can have more financial freedom in life and then don’t spend any of your earnings because you are always working.

Working for yourself may fulfill a lifelong goal, but you don’t have time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. To your family, it seems like poisonous fruit.

It can be hard to find time for both work and family, especially when you are doing it all alone. But, there is hope.

5 Balancing Tips for Business and Life Goals

1. Get help as soon as you can

Yes, it will be hard in the beginning. You may work long hours, but there is a brighter day coming. As soon as you are able to afford assistance without sacrificing profits, then get it. If you don’t have profit yet, consider working with interns. Extra help will free you up to handle bigger tasks and knock off of work early.

2. Flexibility

Rome wasn’t built in a day and your business won’t be either. Realize that there is more to life than working all the time. Build in time for family activities instead of finding more time to work. Keep your schedule somewhat flexible to account for sudden changes.

3. Communicate

Keep your family in the loop about what is going on with business. If you need help from them, then ask. Make sure that you make decisions together as much as you can, so that no one misunderstands what is going on. Even though it is your business enterprise, it is a family concern in many ways.

4. Use time wisely

Time management is always important, even if you don’t own a business. While the week is mostly for work-related goals, let the weekends lead off as family-oriented. Adjust your schedule to take off a Friday now and then for a long weekend getaway with the family. When you are working, divide tasks to get everything done in the allotted time frame.

5. Enjoy yourself

If you are not happy in your life or with your business, then nothing you do will matter. You won’t be motivated in either arena. Does the business seem to be sucking you dry? Take a new perspective on your goals. The same goes for your life. Making changes can lead to fulfillment and success. Life is too short not to get pleasure from it.

Are you having trouble finding a balance between work and life? Maybe these five tips can help.

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From Deanna Maio – Business Growth & Marketing Strategist at