The reality of entrepreneurship is that in order to have this lifestyle, you have to ensure that you have the proper physical, mental and financial health in place.
If you were to believe the headlines about entrepreneurship, you’d think it was the sexiest job around. A job of passion and wealth. Pick something you love, find a venture capitalist, sell before you’re 30 and live the good life.
If only it were that easy. The reality of entrepreneurship is that in order to have this lifestyle, you have to ensure that you have the physical, mental and financial health -- and be invested in the long game.
When you ask an entrepreneur what a typical day looks like, one theme emerges: She is always working. There is no happy hour at 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, because she doesn’t "clock out" that early. At 4 p.m. on Friday, her day may only be getting started. Most likely, she's working into the evening and preparing to work over the weekend. Personal relationships can be strained if the non-entrepreneur in the relationship needs a lot of time from the entrepreneur. If friends and family aren't understanding of the limits on an entrepreneur's time, they likely won't be in that relationship for very long.
I spoke with four entrepreneurs about the idea of balance and the realities of leading successful businesses. All of them have found what works for them to maintain health, so they can lead effectively and attain financial success. Each woman had a personal-balance strategy or ideal in place which is what makes them successful. All of them work a lot -- but it’s part of the lifestyle they each want to live. Read more: click image or title.
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Via Alldens Lane, Deb Bailey