Business owners wear many hats while attempting to have a personal life. This whole process is a search for balance.





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Written by Adam_Gottlieb
3829 days ago

One of the "problems" with running your own business (and even more so if you are a solopreneur) is that you put so much of yourself into it that it is sometimes very hard to see outside of it. It's your baby, and you're watching it grow and develop...

But, if you don't take care of yourself, and have that balance you mentioned then it will be for naught because you'll be too exhausted and apathetic too appreciate what you've accomplished.

One thing I've learned as a solopreneur is that it pays to bring in others to help with the business- this can be a virtual assistant, a freelancer, or a permanent hire. It also helps to get yourself involved with communities of like-minded entrepreneurs so they can help encourage you during those downs.

Good luck with your business!



Written by HeatherStone
3830 days ago

Hi Rachel,

Seeking balance is almost a constant activity among entrepreneurs, I'd say. The thing to remember is that even working for others can consume your life nowadays especially if it's in Corporate America. Small businesses have their perks.



Written by Sian Phillips
3833 days ago

Lovely post. And I know exactly where you are coming from as I set up my own business nearly two years ago. I don't have much of a social life but that really doesn't bother me. However one thing I do my best to make sure of this time around (burnt out once before) is that I have at least every Sunday off - sometimes a Saturday too if I'm lucky. That is my balance. Thanks for sharing on Bizsugar.com



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