I was recently lucky enough to be featured on the new and fabulous Agency Life Podcast: a podcast with marketers sharing their stories and experiences in the fast paced industry. One of the first questions I was asked was “how do you do it all?”
Well. I don’t.
Haven’t we all been asked that at one point or another? How do we find the balance between bustling careers and a happy home life? As a new-ish entrepreneur, I remember the pure joy of taking the leap to quit my job and start my own business. The fantasy of endless vacation days, building my own schedule and cooking a homemade meal every evening for dinner was quickly squashed by the reality of business ownership: it never stops.
Over the course of the last year, I have experienced the ups and downs, anxiety attacks and pure glee at the score of a new client, and too many WTF moments to count. I learned quickly that if I wanted to have a balanced life I had to create a balanced life. It was no one else’s responsibility to do this for me, and in fact, most people were going to actively work against my goals. The reality is, everyone is trying to wrap up work and get the monkey off his or her back just like I am; and it will never end.
So what do we do? Skip out on family activities because we don’t have time? (No). Let our gel nails grow out too long so they become unsightly? (Hell no). We need to schedule and prioritize in order to achieve the ultimate goal of business ownership bliss. Here are my best tips for finding your balance and reducing the chaos:
Above all, you know what is best for you. Spend some time setting up the life you want and stick to it. Only you can ensure you’re getting what you need from your daily life; go out there and get it, Chik!
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