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Finding Enough Time in Only 24 Hours STRIKING A BALANCE A mericans are notoriously terrible at maintaining a work-life balance. When compared “
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to certain European countries, like France or the Netherlands, American work habits
‘LIFE’ PART OF A WORK-LIFE
BALANCE IS JUST BEING THERE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES.
look like we’re all heading for inevitable burnout. In 2016, half of all vacation days in the United States were left unused. It’s very difficult for most people to strike that work-life balance in America, and I’m certainly no exception.
couldn’t keep it up and deliver the excellence our patients and referring doctors deserve if we didn’t make an effort to find that elusive work-life balance, even if we can only do so occasionally. As business partners, we respect each other’s time. We are always willing to cover for each other to afford us time to decompress and be with our families. When I’m away from the offices, there’s nowhere else I want to be but at home. Most weekends we have family time. This could mean skiing in the winter or going to my kids’ baseball games in the spring, but I also really love playing board games at home. For me, the most important element in the “life” part of a work-life balance is just being there for your loved ones. We really try to make an effort to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company, no matter what we’re doing. Of course, vacations with my wife and kids are also a highlight. I’m not going to pretend like I have all — or any — of the answers for striking a work-life balance. That’s something I’m still working on myself, and when I figure it out, I’ll let you know! But I think it starts with loving the work you do. When you enjoy your job, it makes it easier to dig into work when you have to. And that hard work makes the time spent on your personal life at home that much more valuable.
Anyone who runs their own business knows it’s all-consuming. When Dr. Graffeo and I opened our first practice, we knew there would be some sacrifices. Long weeks and late nights come with the territory. When we opened our second office, those demands only became greater. Though, I can say without question that the good still outweighs the bad. The truth is, it’s not just the responsibilities of owning two offices that keep us busy. Caring as much as Michael and I do keeps us perpetually pushing to give our patients and referring doctors the best experience possible. There’s a great deal of trust involved in what we do. When new patients come in, they’re nervous and rely on us to help them feel comfortable. When doctors refer someone to our offices, they are counting on us to treat their patients right. We recognize the responsibility we carry when referring doctors give us their seal of approval, and we work hard to earn that responsibility again and again.
–Dr. Harrison Linsky
The dedication we have for our work means that a lot of business time spills into personal time. While we love what we do, we
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