I've been online since 2001 and have done very well. In the last 13 years, I've sold over 4 million dollars worth of my products and services.
More importantly, I've helped my clients sell multiple millions more.
BUT... even with the success... the one thing I continue to struggle with
is finding the right work/life balance.
Even after 13 years, I still find myself working 12 hours days, just
because I enjoy it.
That is, until recently.
I noticed my work was taking up more and more of my time and energy.
Because of that, my wife and kids were getting less and less of my time.
But more importantly, less and less of my happiness... the happy ME.
I was letting my work and business take up most of my time... and because of a few troubling clients, it was also taking away a lot of my happiness.
Happiness that SHOULD have been spent on my wife and kids.
Just the other day, it struck me that i was giving SO much of my time
and energy to clients I didn't really know, live with, or have any real
Yet, my wife and kids would get the leftovers.
I thought to myself "how the hell can my wife and kids get less of me, when
clients that I've never met and certainly don't live it... they get more of my time, energy, and effort.
It made no sense at all.
So now, my goal is to balance everything out more, so that my clients and business get equal energy, time, and effort as my wife and kids.
Actually, the scale will be tipped in my family's favor.
sure, it will take better time management skills and a real focus on doing JUST
what needs to be done. But if the payoff is that my wife and kids get more of me, and a happier me, it's well worth it.
So I ask, are you spending too much of your time and energy on your
business... and not enough on those you care about?
If so, maybe it's time to work towards a better balance. I'll be with you, in my journey to do the same thing.
After all, when my time on earth here is done, i'm sure that I won't be thinking about all the hours I put in, all the money i made, or all the clients i worked with.
nope, i'm sure i'll be wishing i had spent more time and energy on my family and less on my business.
so, i'm starting that now.