CONTRACTOR’S WORK-LIFE BALANCE
by Dan Monk
The entrepreneur’s brain is often a chaotic place filled with post-it notes of what to do next and ideas that seem to come from every direction and conversation. I am a list guy, I write things down to get it out of my head, otherwise, it is like a never-ending loop of replaying all the things that must be done. Often you feel like you are missing something important, sometimes you are, but more often than not it is just your entrepreneur brain working overtime. For most entrepreneurs, their business is like their child, they created it, they want to protect it and see it grow and be healthy and strong, potentially if all goes right, it will become independent and continue on its own, without any direction from you. Spending time with something you love is fulfilling and it becomes easy to spend hours working not real- izing time has passed. Seriously, a 12-16 hr day is normal and doesn’t feel like work when you are passionate and driven.
I wish I could tell you I have the secret formula for balancing the crazy schedule of an entre- preneur with the commitment to family, friends, health, and personal growth, but I don’t. So, I thought I would share what I do know: ulti- mately you have to do what is right for you and your situation! Let’s start with running a business and being a
motivated entrepreneur. Unfortunately, “the hamster doesn’t get off the wheel much.” I find myself always thinking about the company, clients, employees, growth, and opportunities. It is constant, there are always problems to be solved, areas to improve, and the ever-present opportunities that are waiting to be discovered.
APRIL 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • APRIL 2021
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